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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Rangers

Projected lines ahead of Wednesday's Islanders-Rangers game (8 p.m., NBCSN)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m., NBCSN, 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN, 88.7FM - WRHU). Click here for the Game Preview.

The Lineup: 

Thomas Hickey is back in the lineup. Dennis Seidenberg will come out. Josh Bailey is good to go for tonight after missing Tuesday's practice with an illness. Thomas Greiss will start in goal. 

PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDREW LADD JOHN TAVARES  JOSH BAILEY
ANDERS LEE ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER JOSH HO-SANG
BROCK NELSON RYAN STROME JASON CHIMERA
NIKOLAY KULEMIN CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
 
Boychuk Skates Again: 

Johnny Boychuk was on the ice for a third straight day. Doug Weight said he's still getting his legs underneath him after not skating for a couple of weeks. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: "We believe in one another and we're doing everything we can to get in. There's certainly a lot up for grabs and we want to take it." #Isles pic.twitter.com/1dCQ6H0QDy

Raanta Starts For Rangers: 

Antti Raanta will start in goal for the Rangers on Wednesday. He's making back-to-back starts after playing on Tuesday night in New Jersey. 

RANGERS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
CHRIS KREIDER DEREK STEPAN MATS ZUCCARELLO
J.T. MILLER MIKA ZIBANEJAD RICK NASH
MICHAEL GRABNER KEVIN HAYES JESPER FAST
JIMMY VESEY OSCAR LINDBERG PAVEL BUCHNEVICH

*Lines based on Tuesday in New Jersey. Alain Vigneault said there could be game-time decisions.

Quotes of the Day:

Josh Ho-Sang on his first trip to MSG:

"I've never been to Madison Square Garden, I've heard about it in Jay-Z songs, so that's the closest I've been to here." 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: "I've never been to MSG. I've heard about it in Jay Z songs. It's exciting taking in all these teams that I get to play for the first time." pic.twitter.com/bnURbCXosc

Doug Weight on his first Islanders-Rangers game (back when he was a Ranger):

"I remember I called my father the next day and he was like 'that was crazy.' I'm like 'you're telling me. I don't know man, this is a crazy league.' There was Tie Domi and Ken Baumgartner, guys screaming at me and I said, 'Dad, there were more fights in the stands than on the ice.'" 

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