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Projected Lines: Islanders vs Ducks

Projected lines, news and quotes ahead of Wednesday's Islanders-Ducks game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. eastern time. Watch the game on MSG+ or MSG GO. Listen to the game on 88.7FM WRHU, AM970 The Answer or 103.9FM LI News. Read the game preview and game notes

THE LINEUP: 

There's only one change to the Islanders lineup on Wednesday and it's that Jaroslav Halak will start in goal. Doug Weight is going with the same skaters from Monday's shootout loss to St. Louis. That means Ryan Pulock, Dennis Seidenberg and Cal Clutterbuck are out. Clutterbuck is still considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury. 

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES:

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

 

PELECH LIKES THE POND: 

Honda Center has been good to Adam Pelech in the past. The Ducks' arena was the site of Pelech's first-career NHL game (Nov. 13, 2015) and first-career NHL goal (Nov. 22, 2016), so there were some good memories upon returning Wednesday. 

"It was obviously a pretty special moment for me," Pelech said of scoring his first goal. "It was a good night and brings back some good memories coming back here."

Video: NYI@ANA: Pelech rips one-timer for first NHL goal

Pelech said that with few first-career moments left, it'll be pretty hard to top the past two seasons. 

"It's definitely pretty cool," he said of the double milestones. "I don't think every rink in the league is like that, some of them are bad memories, so it's definitely a good feeling coming back here."

 

DUCKS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
PATRICK EAVES RYAN GETZLAF COREY PERRY
ANDREW COGLIANO RICKARD RAKELL JAKOB SILFVERBERG
NICK RITCHIE ANTOINE VERMETTE CHRIS WAGNER
DENNIS RASMUSSEN DEREK GRANT LOGAN SHAW
DEFENSE
CAM FOWLER JOSH MANSON
FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN BRANDON MONTOUR
JAYCOB MEGNA KEVIN BIEKSA

*projected lines courtesy of nhl.com/ducks

Eaves Could Make Debut:

Patrick Eaves could make his season debut on Wednesday, as the Ducks forward participated in the team's morning skate. Eaves had 14 points (11G, 3A) in 20 games with the Ducks after being acquired from Dallas last season. Nick Ritchie is also likely to return to the lineup on Wednesday after missing the previous two games. 

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