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Islanders vs. Wild: Nick Leddy back, Thomas Greiss in goal

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New York hosts the Wild’s first back-to-back of the season

Minnesota Wild v New York Islanders
Lounging around on a Sunday in Brooklyn
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The New York Islanders host the Minnesota Wild for the second of three consecutive Sunday home games this month, with a few lineup changes from Friday night’s win over the Coyotes.

Thomas Greiss will get his second start of the season in goal, while Nick Leddy returns from a one-game injury spell to pair with Travis Hamonic on the blueline.

Ryan Pulock, who was called up after Leddy’s injury but didn’t make it through the first period, is out an estimated four to six weeks with a reported broken foot.

The Wild are coming in 3-1-1 under new coach Bruce Boudreau, with a 2-1 overtime loss in Newark last night. This is their first back-to-back set of the season.

In theory that should help the Isles — and road fatigue may have helped them outlast the Coyotes in the third period Friday — but everything in hockey is just a nudge of the toss-up percentages.

Old Isles friend and training camp castoff P.A. Parenteau helped do the damage last night, tying the game for the Devils at 1-1.

Expect to see Darcy Kuemper in goal for the Wild after Devan Dubnyk played last night.

How to Watch

TV: MSG+, Fox Sports-North/WI
Radio: WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM; 88.7 FM WRHU; 103.9 FM LI News
Web: NHL.hope.feed.works

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