Jaroslav Halak will start in goal for the Islanders when they play the Penguins on the road tonight at 7 p.m., head coach Doug Weight said.
Johnny Boychuk and Alan Quine will be out with respective injuries as well. Boychuk tried to get through a morning skate session, but a "lingering injury" as Weight described it, will have him out. Weight doesn't believe the injury is serious.
Boychuk has eight points this season (three goals, five assists) while posting a plus-8.
Quine's injury was also undisclosed by the team. He has posted two assists in nine games this season.
Casey Cizikas returns to the lineup after nursing a lower-body injury. Thomas Hickey will be in as well.