Defensemen Ryan Pulock and Dennis Seidenberg will be back in the lineup and Scott Mayfield and Thomas Hickey will sit as the Islanders take on the Predators on Saturday, head coach Doug Weight told reporters.
Pulock has played in just two games this season and has recorded one assist. He last played one week ago against the Sharks, logging 12 shifts for 9:23 of ice time. Seidenberg has also suited up in two games and so far is a minus-2 to begin the year.
In net, Jaroslav Halak will get the start. In six appearances (five starts), Halak owns a .913 save percentage and 2.72 goals-against average.