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DiPietro in, Gillies out

 Rick DiPietro will start tonight for the Islanders, his first appearance since making 29 saves in the team's 4-3 shootout win over Florida.

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Trevor Gillies is eligible to return tonight after serving a ten-game ban, but will not play against the Flyers.

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If you missed it yesterday, defenseman Andrew MacDonald is done for the season with a labral tear in his right hip that requires surgery. Newsday's Arthur Staple wrote about it for today's paper.

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For a comprehensive analysis of the playoff-elimination scenarios the Islanders face tonight, Islanders team statistician is your man. Check those out here.

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