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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Red Wings

Projected lines ahead of Tuesday's Islanders-Red Wings game (7:30 p.m., MSG+2)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are set to face off against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. (MSG+2, AM970 - The Answer, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News). Read the Game Preview here

The Lineup:

Thomas Greiss will start in goal and the Islanders will go with the same defensemen from Sunday's win over New Jersey.

Cal Clutterbuck will be back in the lineup after missing nine games with a lower-body injury. The Islanders will dress 13 forwards in warmups, as someone is a little banged up, but Doug Weight did not reveal who.

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES
FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE JOHN TAVARES JOSH BAILEY
BROCK NELSON ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER RYAN STROME
ANDREW LADD ALAN QUINE JASON CHIMERA
NIKOLAY KULEMIN CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
NICK LEDDY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
THOMAS HICKEY SCOTT MAYFIELD
CALVIN DE HAAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG

 

Weight on Clutterbuck:

Doug Weight said Clutterbuck is 100% in tonight and the coach is looking forward to getting one of his top penalty killers and most physical players back in the lineup.

"He possesses a great shot, he has fire for the game, he brings life to our bench and he's a vocal leader," Weight said. "You're missing Travis Hamonic and him, that's two of your assistant captains, so it's good to get him back."

Prince Skates, Hamonic at Home:

Shane Prince skated on Tuesday morning in Detroit. The Islanders' forward has missed four games with an upper-body injury.

Hamonic did not accompany the team to Detroit, but Weight said the Islanders could pick Hamonic up after they play Columbus on Saturday before beginning the second leg of their nine-game road trip.

RED WINGS PROJECTED LINES*
FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
TOMAS TATAR HENRIK ZETTERBERG ANTHONY MANTHA
ANDREAS ATHANASIOU FRANS NIELSEN THOMAS VANEK
JUSTIN ABDELKADER DARREN HELM DYLAN LARKIN
LUKE GLENDENING RILEY SHEAHAN STEVE OTT
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
DANNY DEKEYSER MIKE GREEN
NIKLAS KRONWALL XAVIER OUELLET
BRENDAN SMITH NICK JENSEN

 

*Per Helene St. James - Detroit Free Press

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