With the Islanders set to square off against the Buffalo Sabres in their fourth and final meeting of the regular season, it looks like the probable match-up in goal tonight is Rick DiPietro versus Ryan Miller.
According to Ted Nolan at the morning skate, Freddy Meyer returns to the lineup tonight and will be paired Andy Sutton on the blueline. Only six defensemen will skate as Marc-Andre Bergeron and Bryan Berard are the scratches.
Ted Nolan on Meyer: “Freddy has been the ultimate team guy for us and he’s been working his tail off.”
Blake Comeau will skate on what Nolan describes as the “so-called fourth line” with Richard Park and Tim Jackman.
Ted Nolan on Comeau: “Blake has some young legs and hopefully he can provide some energy for us like Sean Bergenheim has.”