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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders vs. Panthers

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by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are set to face off against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. (MSG+; 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN, 88.7FM - WRHU). Read the Game Preview here. Read Game Notes here.

The Lineup: 

Travis Hamonic will miss Wednesday's game and is considered day-to-day by head coach Jack Capuano. Adam Pelech draws into the lineup and will skate with Nick Leddy. Otherwise, the Islanders are going with the same lineup, meaning Thomas Greiss will start in goal while Anthony Beauvillier and Stephen Gionta are healthy scratches. 

PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE JOHN TAVARES  JOSH BAILEY
SHANE PRINCE BROCK NELSON RYAN STROME
ANDREW LADD ALAN QUINE JASON CHIMERA
NIKOLAY KULEMIN CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
NICK LEDDY ADAM PELECH
THOMAS HICKEY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN DENNIS SEIDENBERG

 

Hamonic Day-To-Day: 

Travis Hamonic is day-to-day (lower body) and Capuano doesn't expect him on the ice for a few days. 

"He's day-to-day right now," Capuano said. "I don't expect he'll be on the ice for the next few days as we move along. He's out for now and we'll see how he progresses as time goes on."

Pelech Back In: 

Adam Pelech is back in for the Islanders on Wednesday, playing his first game since Nov. 28. Pelech had a promising start to the season, scoring three points (1G, 2A) in nine games while averaging 15:26 TOI. 

Capuano is pairing Pelech with Leddy to not break up his two other d-pairs, but also because Pelech - a lefty - can play on the right side without issue. Pelech said he's looking forward to playing with Leddy, but moreso just to return to the lineup. 

"I was feeling pretty good [before the injury]," Pelech said. "I had nine games and I was just starting to get my legs under me and feeling good. It was too bad that I had to get hurt, but I'm glad to be back.

Check back for Panthers lineup information

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