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Roloson in, Weight out
Dwayne Roloson will start tonight vs. Florida at Nassau Coliseum, which means Rick DiPietro will get the start tomorrow in a quick turnaround against Atlanta at 5 p.m.
Doug Weight is out with back spasms tonight; Center Rob Schremp will return to the lineup.
Islanders had an optional skate this morning. Jack Capuano said he's a proponent of those and will opt accordingly if a team's practice/road schedule lends itself to that.
Here's who attended today:
Forwards: Moulson, Schremp, Grabner, Gillies, Joensuu, Martin
Defensemen: Eaton, Martinek, Reese, Wisniewski, Gervais, AMac
After watching some recent Florida games, Capuano said the Islanders have to play a good transition game to beat the Panthers.
"Their D activate really well, so we're going to have to track. We can't get beat up the ice"