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Isles pregame: Roloson in, Martinek out, seven D likely

Jack Capuano is going right back to Dwayne Roloson, who had 34 saves last night in his first win since Oct. 18.

Radek Martinek (sprained wrist) is out and Capuano does not want to be caught short on defense, so he's likely going with seven defensemen and 11 forwards -- which means Jack Hillen and Bruno Gervais would be in and Trevor Gillies would be out.

Capuano was asked if he'd like to go with 11 and 7 more often, as the Lightning do. "If we had those forwards, I'd do the same thing," he joked. This is more precautionary with Mark Eaton still recovering from a groin injury and the Isles having played more than one game this season with only five defensemen.

Marty Brodeur gets the start for the Devils and new-old coach Jacques Lemaire.

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