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Islanders Gameday News: Greene takes on the Devils for the first time in his life

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He spent over a decade in red and black and now he gets to stare them down across the ice.

NHL: JAN 07 Islanders at Devils
Maybe the Devils will wear the Christmas jerseys on Sunday.
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After a rare (for this season) two-day break, the Islanders return to game action tonight at the Coliseum. They will host the Devils in the front half of a home-and-home, with the back half coming Sunday after another two-day break.

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Islanders News

  • Tonight’s preview.
  • Andy Greene prepares to face his former team, his only other team, for the first time. [Islanders]
  • Josh Bailey has been placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. [Newsday]
  • LISTEN: On this episode of Island Ice, Andrew Gross provides his takeaways from the first few games and hosts NHL writer Abbey Mastracco before answering some questions.
  • LISTEN: And on Islanders Anxiety, Dan and Mike chat about the first three games of the season and Ilya Sorokin’s debut, among other things. [LHH]
  • Noah Dobson has been driven by his diligent development. He admitted that he was a little frustrated with not playing much last season but understood why. [Islanders]
  • Anthony Stewart knows Josh Ho-Sang well from Biosteel. He believes the 2014 first-rounder has top-six talent and deserves a shot. [The Athletic]
  • On this (yester)day in Isles history: rookie defenseman Ryan Pulock, wearing a full-face shield, recorded a five-point night in Chicago in a 7–3 win over the Blackhawks.
  • Former Isles goalie Tommy Salo was sentenced to prison time for drunk driving in Sweden, if this Swedish article translated correctly.

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Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores. The Oilers defeated the Maple Leafs in a game that was apparently quite boring considering the offensive talents of the opponents.

  • The NHL fined the Capitals $100,000 for players violations of COVID-19 protocols. The players in question have all been placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. [TSN | Japers Rink]
  • The Red Wings are off to a surprisingly decent start and things are looking up in Detroit, even if only a little. [Sports Illustrated]