December 31, 2010

Isles Prepare to Take on Detroit; Happy New Year!

The Islanders are set to take on the Detroit Red Wings on the first part of their 11 game road trip.

Dwayne Roloson will get the start in goal. Dylan Reese will play as the Isles have placed Radek Martinek on IR retroactive to December 22, while Jack Hillen will rejoin the team in Calgary after the birth of his and his wife's first child, Finn. Congrats to the Hillens.

Martinek had been nursing that sore wrist since taking the Zdeno Chara slap shot off of it. Nothing appears to be broken.

Roloson was in net last season when the Isles defeated the Red Wings 6-0 at the Coliseum. In the past few seasons, the Isles have actually fared well against them.

The Isles have some momentum coming off of the win against the Penguins on Wednesday night. We'll see if any of that will carry over into tonight.

I will be out of town until tomorrow, so I won't have the post game thoughts up right away tonight.

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Happy New Year to all of our listeners and readers!


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