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Morning Updates: 12/6/14

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders


Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak will start against his former team for the first time today. Halak has won 11 straight games – a franchise record – allowing 14 goals over that span.

Clutterbuck In: Cal Clutterbuck draws back into the Islanders lineup after missing one game with a lower-body injury. Cory Conacher comes out of the lineup for Clutterbuck.

D TBD: Head Coach Jack Capuano said he will dress seven defensemen for warm-ups. The final roster will be a game-time decision.

Capuano: We're a little dinged up in certain areas. I am not going to disclose that now, but we'll take warmup, see how our defense feel and go from there.

Projected Lines:  
86 Nikolay Kulemin 91 John Tavares 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael grabner
51 Frans Nielsen 84 Mikhail grabovski
27 Anders Lee 29 Brock Nelson 18 ryan strome
17 Matt Martin 53 Casey Cizikas 15 Cal Clutterbuck

Where and When:
The Islanders at Nassau Coliseum today and the game can be seen on MSG+. Puck drop is at 1:00 p.m. Click here for channel listings.


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