Martin Biron will get his first start in goal since December 27 against Philadelphia.

Biron recently went down to Bridgeport to play two games this past weekend, a good tune-up for tonight.

"It has been a while but I felt really good the past couple of days so I'm just going to try and carry that on," Biron said.

"it was fun, definitely enjoyed it," Biron said of his stint with the Sound Tigers. "I always embrace the time I spent in the American League...they were great memories."

Biron joked that him and Brendan Witt, who went to Bridgeport after clearing waivers last week even snuggled up on the bus together for the two-hour drive to Springfield.

"Really enjoyed it. The experience was great. A few weeks ago we were debating to go there and get a few practices in and maybe some games. At first I was a little resistant but now that I'm back I think it was the best thing for me to do."


Doug Weight will be one of the scratches for tonight (assume Jeff Tambellini will be the other). Coach Scott Gordon said that he wanted to rest his captain tonight since the Islanders play in back-to-back games. Weight will play tomorrow in Pittsburgh.



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Gordon said he ran into Ryan Suter in the hallway before the skate this morning and Suter said his team was having trouble scoring goals too. So that will likely be the theme of tonight's game.

"We haven't played bad enough to be in a 7-game losing streak, but we are," Gordon said.


A Swiss peewee team made a pit stop at the skate this morning en route to a tournament in Quebec. Naturally, Swiss Olympic team captain Mark Streit was a star.


Jesse Joensuu's parents will be in attendance for tonight's game against Nashville; unfortunately, Matt Martin's parents are battling a massive snowstorm in Windsor, ONT so they'll have to watch on television.


Speaking of battling snowstorms, that's what I'll likely be doing tomorrow.