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Islanders Game 34: Injury Updates, Line Combos Vs. Avalanche

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DENVER–After a bounce-back win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, the New York Islanders (18-13-1) face the Colorado Avalanche (16-11-2) Monday night in Colorado. Puck drop is slated for 7 PM MST at Ball Arena, 9 PM EST.

Prior to morning skate, New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello addressed the media and provided injury updates:

Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello Provides Injury Updates

Ilya Sorokin was the first goaltender off the ice at Islanders’ morning skate as he is the likely starter against the Avalanche with Semyon Varlamov out (day-to-day, lower-body). Cory Schneider (emergency call-up) will back Sorokin up.

For the Avalanche, per Adrian Dater, Avalanche will start Alexandar Georgiev in goal tonight, and welcome Kurtis MacDermid back to the lineup. Bednar said the Avalanche missed MacDermid’s “presence.”

Martin Kaut also is expected to be in the lineup, as he was recalled this morning from the Eagles.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)

Josh Bailey-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Hudson Fasching

Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson

Ilya Sorokin
Cory Schneider

COLORADO AVALANCHE LINES (PROJECTED)

Arturo Lehkonen-J.T. Compher-Mikko Rantanen
Alex Newhook-Evan Rodrigues-Valeri Nichushkin
Alex Cogliano-Ben Meyers-Logan O’Connor
Kert MacDermid-Martin Kaut-Jacob MacDonald

Devon Toews-Cale Makar
Samuel Girard-Jack Johnson
Andreas Englund-Brad Hunt

Alex Georgiev
Pavel Francouz

ISLANDERS NOTES

Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Colorado Avalanche in the second and final matchup between the two clubs this season. The
last time these teams met was October 29 at UBS Arena, when twelve different Islanders found the scoresheet, as they scored five
straight goals to earn a 5-4 win. Brock Nelson recorded the eventual game-winner.

Tonight’s matchup is the Islanders’ first visit to Ball Arena since March 1 of last season and is the fourth in a five-game road trip for the Islanders. They are 1-1-1 in their season-long trip so far.

The Islanders look to capture their tenth win of the season against a Western Conference opponent tonight.

DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER

Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Colorado Avalanche? You can get the Islanders at +130 & -210 on the reverse puck line. The Avalanche come in at -150 & +180 puck line.

The over for the contest is 5.5 at -110, with the under also -110.

Head over to DraftKings to place your bets now!

HOW TO WATCH

Monday’s contest will be available on MSGSN. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio.

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