Islanders vs. Blue Jackets: Betting odds, lineups, defense please
New York Islanders
We might see the return of Andrew Ladd tonight. Johnston and Dal Colle were out skating as extras with Noah Dobson, meaning they’re likely the healthy scratches tonight.
Ladd’s been skating with the team since Cal Clutterbuck picked up that nasty wrist injury against Boston but has yet to play.
I know Andrew Ladd hasn’t lived up to that massive free-agent contract, but he can give the Islanders something they need on that third line; depth scoring. The rotation of Michael Dal Colle, Leo Komarov, Ross Johnston, and Tom Kuhnhackl just hasn’t produced anything. Ladd, if healthy, can give the Islanders an injection of offense.
We saw Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal, and Jordan Eberle combine well against the Anaheim Ducks, hopefully, that’s the beginning of a fruitful relationship for the trio.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Long Island’s own Sonny Milano will likely be back for the Blue Jackets as will David Savard.
With the significant injuries to the lineup, coach John Tortorella will hope that some of the players given an opportunity will take it and run with it.
Ryan MacInnis and Kevin Stenlund are both emergency loans. MacInnis is getting his first look at the NHL wile Stenlund is getting his second stint in two years. If they can impress this emergency loan can serve them well as they try to establish themselves in the NHL.
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