Josh Bailey (hip pointer) is out tonight, despite feeling heaps better after two days of rest. He'll likely play against Florida on Saturday, however.
Scott Gordon didn't make an official ruling on Trent Hunter (foot) for tonight, but I'd expect him to be in the lineup.
Rick DiPietro is in net tonight for Islanders
This two-game Florida swing marks the Islanders annual Fathers/Mentors outing, which always seems to boost everyone's spirits. The players and staff have dads, friends, grandfathers, mentors along for the ride, which always makes for a memorable trip.
Said Trevor Gillies:
"It's a great opportunity for me to bring my Dad to a game," Gillies said.
Hard to fathom, I know, but Gillies' father's mustache actually puts Trevor's to shame. Like Father, like son. :) Always nice to see so many family members/close ones around.
Easy to see what a popular guy former Bolt Zenon Konopka was in Tampa Bay. More on him later...