Kevin Poulin to Back Up Nabokov Tonight

The Islanders have announced that Kevin Poulin will be backing up Evgeni Nabokov for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Mike Fornabaio reports that the Sound Tigers have signed Stephen Valiquette to a PTO, as he will back up Kenny Reiter for tonight’s game. Rick DiPietro is en route to Bridgeport, but this move indicates that he will not make it in time to suit up tonight.

The Islanders will have the same lineup as Thursday for tonight’s game in Buffalo.


Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Aucoin
Grabner – Reasoner – Okposo
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald

MacDonald – Hamonic
Visnovsky – Hickey
Streit – Finley


Healthy scratches:
Ullstrom, Boulton, Martinek