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New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets [Game 8 Thread]

The Isles wrap up their brief road trip tonight in Columbus.

NHL: OCT 19 Islanders at Blue Jackets
Ross the Boss took warmups but won’t be in the lineup tonight, it seems.
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The Islanders will take on their new division rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets, for the first time this season.

The Islanders, right at 6:00 p.m., announced that they put Jordan Eberle on IR (retroactive to last week, so he can come off whenever) and called up Cole Bardreau. It seems the big club was looking for a center recall, and both Tanner Fritz and Otto Koivula were not available.

But here’s the twist: Bardreau will be in the lineup tonight, in place of Leo Komarov, who appears to be dealing with an illness. Good for Bardreau, 26, who will be making his NHL debut.

He spent most of his professional career in the Flyers organization before coming to Isles camp in September and getting assigned to Bridgeport.

Thomas Greiss will be in the Islanders net, continuing the trend of alternating goalies.

Here are tonight’s lines:

I know this is last minute as it is, but if you can get your FIGs in before the puck drops at 7:09 p.m., go nuts.