The Sabres are coming off a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. The win snapped a six game losing streak. The Islanders have only faced the Sabres once this season and it resulted in 4-3 overtime loss at First Niagara Center. New York has also struggled against Atlantic Division opponents, despite having success against Metro opponents.
The Islanders will start Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. Earlier in the day Michael Grabner was placed on IR, and the Isles called up Colin McDonald and Harry Zolnierczyk. Both will play against the Sabres.
Buffalo will start Michal Neuvirth in goal. Marcus Foligno will take Cody Hodgson's spot in the lineup.
Halak in Goal