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Isles' lineup vs. Bruins tonight in Bridgeport

Here's the 20-man traveling crew for tonight's preseason finale at the Isles' AHL home:

Forwards

Matt Moulson-John Tavares-PA Parenteau

Kyle Okposo-Frans Nielsen-Michael Grabner

Blake Comeau-Marty Reasoner-Micheal Haley

Jay Pandolfo-Casey Cizikas-Josh Bailey

Defensemen

Mark Streit-Mike Mottau

Andrew MacDonald-Travis Hamonic

Mark Eaton-Dylan Reese

Goaltenders

Evgeni Nabokov

Al Montoya

 

Parenteau gets his first chance back on the top line, with Nino Niederreiter (groin) out. Comeau and Bailey get another shot to cement their roles, though Bailey is going on the wing to give Cizikas his first shot at game action -- Cizikas has simply been lost in the crowd down the middle, so he'll at least get a quick look before he makes Bridgeport his home to start the season.

MacDonald makes his preseason debut as well, back on the left side with Hamonic. Eaton has had his struggles in his game work so far, and with the signing of Steve Staios, Eaton is trying to make sure he stays in the lineup when the team has seven healthy D.

Nabokov and Montoya seem to be vying for the regular backup role -- the feeling here is that it belongs to Nabokov unless Montoya can really seize it, but Nabokov may get the bulk of tonight's time.

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