The New York Islanders are already off on their first road trip of 2014-15, to face the Ottawa Senators...twice...except separately...and in Newfoundland.
As you probably know, they have two split-squad games on the schedule for Monday, with a radio feed expected to be available at www.tsn1200.ca.
Arthur Staple of Newsday tweeted the expected lineups, lines and pairings for both games, with impressive compression given 140 characters:
Game 1: 1:30 p.m. EDT
G1 #Isles lines: Dal Colle-Strome-Ho-Sang, Lee-Nelson-Collberg, Zolnierczyk-Cizikas-Skille, Boulton-Mouillerat-McDonald.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 21, 2014
G1 #Isles D/G: Reinhart-Pulock, Czuczman-Mayfield, de Haan-Hamonic. Johnson and Leggio in goal.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 21, 2014
Game 2: 6 p.m. EST
G2 #Isles lines: Bailey-Tavares-Okposo, Kulemin-Grabovski-Conacher, Grabner-Nielsen-Clutterbuck, Persson-Sundstrom-Gallant.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 21, 2014
G2 #Isles D/G: Strait-Brennan, Hickey-Visnovsky, Donovan-Carkner. Halak and Poulin in goal.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 21, 2014
Check Staple's timeline and Newsday for more details there, including this one: Jack Capuano says don't read into Matt Martin being the only regular not in the above lineups. He'll play Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum against the Hurricanes.
(Overall, we'd advice you not to read a thing into any of these lines. Unless you think the Isles are about to return Ryan Strome to juniors.)