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Projected Lineup: Islanders at Wild

Projected lines, news and quotes ahead of Thursday's Islanders-Wild game

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. Watch the game on MSG+ or MSG GO. Listen to the game on 88.7FM WRHU or AM970 - The Answer or 103.9FM LI News. Read the game preview and game notes.

LINEUP NOTES: 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Doug Weight: Greiss in goal, same lineup tonight. #Isles pic.twitter.com/vQjkldZBHY

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES:

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

 

WEIGHT ON HO-SANG: 

On Thursday, Head Coach Doug Weight elaborated on the "tough decision" to assign Ho-Sang to the Sound Tigers. He said it was in part due to the Islanders activating Alan Quine off injured reserve and being over the 23-man roster limit. Quine was loaned to Bridgeport on Thursday morning for conditioning, but is still on the Islanders active roster. 

"It was a tough decision," Weight said. "For Josh, where he's come in 12 months, he's been an awesome pro for us. There are no issues with Josh Ho-Sang, his game is getting better, he needs to work on some structure and work on some things. We had a great talk the last couple of days and obviously yesterday and he's in a good place and he's going to get good coaching down in Bridgeport, play a lot of minutes and that's important for him right now in his process."

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Morning skate in Minnesota! #Isles pic.twitter.com/gxzbfrkOYB

THE MINNESOTA BOYS: 

Despite being in the league for at least four years each, the trip home for Minnesota natives Anders Lee (Edina, MN), Nick Leddy (Eden Prairie, MN) and Brock Nelson (Warroad, MN) never gets old. 

Lee, Leddy and Nelson are popular guys when they come back to the State of Hockey. There are a lot of ticket and interview requests with Lee reminiscing on playing in the state's high school hockey tournament as well as the high school rivalry between Edina and Eden Prairie. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Coming back to the State of Hockey is always an exciting time for Minnesota natives @leeberr09, @ledpipe08 and @Bnelson. #Isles pic.twitter.com/W52v3gwGR0

WILD PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
JASON ZUCKER MIKKO KOIVU MIKAEL GRANLUND
TYLER ENNIS ERIC STAAL LUKE KUNIN
MARCUS FOLIGNO JOEL ERIKSSON EK CHRIS STEWART
DANIEL WINNIK MATT CULLEN ZACK MITCHELL
DEFENSE
RYAN SUTER JARED SPRUGEON
MIKE REILLY JONAS BRODIN
KYLE QUINCEY MATHEW DUMBA

DUBNYK IN NET VS ISLES:

Devan Dubnyk gets the start in goal against the Islanders. Dubnyk is 1-3-1 this season with a 3.25 GAA and a .899 SV%. 

Dubnyk has started the last four Islanders-Wild games for Minnesota with a 2-2-0 record. 

16-17: 1-0-0 4.00 GAA .857 SV%
15-16: 0-2-0 4.58 GAA .867 SV%
14-15: 1-0-0 .092 GAA .974 SV%

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