EAST MEADOW, NY– The New York Islanders are back in action Tuesday night following the holiday break as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM ET at UBS Arena. The New York Islanders will be in their Fisherman Reverse Retro jerseys.
The New York Islanders held an optional skate, which did not provide the positive injury updates the team needs right now.
Brock Nelson, who was injured during the Islanders’ 5-1 win over the Florida Panthers, was on the ice along with Casey Cizikas, who was day-to-day after suffering an injury last Thursday against the New York Rangers in the 5-3 loss.
Head coach Lane Lambert said both are game-time decisions, but after speaking with the players, they are ready to go.
Simon Holmstrom, who was also injured Friday night after getting hit in the knee, is day-to-day.
Forwards Aatu Räty, Hudson Fasching, and defenseman Parker Wotherspoon were on the ice, as their transactions to the Bridgeport Islanders were merely paper transactions.
All three will be in the lineup.
Ilya Sorokin was the first netminder off the ice as he wil take his 100th career NHL appearance tonight.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Josh Bailey-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Casey Cizikas
Matt Martin-Aatu Raty-Hudson Fasching
Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS LINES (PROJECTED)
Jake Guentzel-Sidney Crosby-Rikard Rakell
Jason Zucker-Evgeni Malkin-Bryan Rust
Brock McGinn-Jeff Carter-Kasperi Kapanen
Ryan Poehling-Teddy Blueger-Danton Heinen
Marcus Pettersson-Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin-Jan Rutta
P.O. Joseph-Chad Ruhwedel
Tonight, the New York Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first of four matchups between the two teams this season.
The Penguins last visited UBS Arena on April 12, 2022, when Josh Bailey and Zach Parise each scored twice to help the Islanders earn a 5-4 win in a shootout.
The Islanders earned their tenth home-ice victory of the season on Friday and look to improve upon their 7-4-0 record against Metropolitan Division opponents tonight. They enter tonight’s matchup with points in five of their last six home games against Pittsburgh.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Pittsburgh Penguins? You can get the Islanders at +110 & -230 on the reverse puck line. The Penguins come in at -130 & +195 on the puck line.
The over for the contest is 6 at _+100, with the under at -120.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday’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.