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Grabner healthy scratch, Nabokov in goal vs. Devils tonight

Michael Grabner missed the last two games with the flu. He's healthy, but he's still not back in the lineup.

Jack Capuano said Grabner, who led the Isles with 34 goals last season, will be a healthy scratch tonight, along with D Dylan Reese. Grabner is tied for third this season with 15 goals, but has just one in his last 18 games.

"We had a good talk today -- I think he's been around me long enough to know he probably wasn't going to play after we won the last two," Capuano said. "But the one thing I don't want to do is sit guys for too long. Grabs still has 15 for us this year and he's a big part of this team."

Evgeni Nabokov gets the start in goal after backing up Anders Nilsson's 1-0 win over the Devils on Sunday.

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