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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Blue Jackets

News, notes and quotes from the Islanders morning skate in Columbus

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

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The New York Islanders take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night at 7 p.m. (MSG+, MSG GO, 88.7FM - WRHU, 570AM - Mission, 103.9FM - LI News). Click here for the Game Preview.

THE LINEUP:

Thomas Greiss will start in goal for the Islanders, while Jaroslav Halak will start on Saturday night at Barclays Center. Joshua Ho-Sang, Ryan Pulock and Scott Mayfield are the healthy scratches. 

"No one played themselves out of the lineup," Head Coach Doug Weight said. "We have three in four nights here. We talked about healthy competition. I think everyone's come in great shape, with great attitudes and we had a great camp. We knew there were going to be tough decisions, but we have a lot of hockey coming up and some road hockey coming up. These guys will all get a chance to play forsure."

Doug Weight's Media Scrum 

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE JOHN TAVARES JORDAN EBERLE
ANDREW LADD MATHEW BARZAL JOSH BAILEY
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER BROCK NELSON JASON CHIMERA
NIKOLAY KULEMIN CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
DEFENSE
NICK LEDDY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG
THOMAS HICKEY ADAM PELECH

 

BLUE JACKETS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ARTEMI PANARIN ALEXANDER WENNBERG CAM ATKINSON
SONNY MILANO NICK FOLIGNO OLIVER BJORKSTRAND
PIERRE LUC-DUBOIS BRANDON DUBINSKY MATT CALVERT
SCOTT HANNIKAIEN LUKAS SEDLAK ZAC DALPE
DEFENSE
ZACH WERENSKI SETH JONES
JACK JOHNSON DAVID SAVARD
RYAN MURRAY GABRIEL CARLSSON

*Projected lines courtesy of nhl.com/bluejackets


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