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Nathan Lawson to start v. Sens; Hillen back in lineup

 Nathan Lawson will start tonight against the Senators at Scotiabank Place, his first since suffering an MCL strain in his left knee January 21.

Al Montoya will back him up; Mikko Koskinen was sent back to Bridgeport yesterday.

Defenseman Jack Hillen returns to the lineup as well after sitting out a game for pre-cautionary reasons (the Islanders wanted to make sure he showed no concussion-like symptoms after Friday's melee). Coach Jack Capuano said he will not play seven defensemen although he is still undecided who he'll scratch.

New York Sports