Beauvillier is expected to be back in the Islanders' lineup on Thursday.
Beauvillier has been a healthy scratch for the last three games, but he is expected to play on Thursday. Ryan Strome is not feeling well, so Beauviller will likely replace him in the lineup tonight. The young forward has two goals and five assists (seven points) in 18 games this season.
Boychuk (illness) is expected to return to the Islanders' lineup on Thursday.
Boychuk missed Tuesday’s game with flu-like symptoms, but it looks like he’s back in tonight. Boychuk has scored two goals with an assist in his last three games and has nine points (4G / 5A) in 24 games this season.
Greiss allowed three goals on 34 shots in the Islanders’ win over the Penguins on November 30th. Jaroslav Halak has played very well over the last three games, but Greiss will go tonight vs. the Blues. Greiss has won three of his last four starts while posting a 2.12 GAA and .929 SV%. However, he’ll be in tough against a St. Louis team that has won eight of their last 10.
The Islanders have recalled Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport (AHL).
Mayfield, 24, has picked up two assists in two games with the Islanders this season, but just three points (1G / 2A) in 14 games with Bridgeport. There’s no word whether or not he will draw into the lineup on Tuesday.
Halak allowed four goals on 34 shots in the Islanders’ overtime loss to the Red Wings on Sunday. Halak’s loss moved him to 3-2-4 with a 2.81 GAA and .907 SV% at Barclays Center, where he’ll face the Rangers tonight. In his first start vs. the Rangers, Halak allowed four goals on 38 shots in a 5-3 loss.
Halak will start in goal Thursday vs. the Capitals.
Halak allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Islanders loss in Los Angeles last Wednesday. Thomas Greiss started the last three games, including last night, so they’ll come back to Halak tonight in Washington. Halak has lost his last five in a row while posting a 3.60 GAA and .895 SV%. Halak has also lost each of his first five starts on the road.
Quine has played in four straight games, recording one assist to give him three points (1G / 2A) in 13 games with the Islanders. He will come out of the lineup on Wednesday. He will be replaced by Ryan Strome, who has sat out the last two games.
Mayfield has appeared in one game with the Islanders this season, having spent the majority of the year in Bridgeport (AHL), where he has two points (1G / 1A) in 12 games. The 24-year-old will replace an injured Adam Pelech.
Strome will be back in the Islanders lineup on Wednesday.
Strome was a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will be in the lineup for Alan Quine on Wednesday. Strome has collected six points (2G / 4A) in 19 games this season. He will play centre, likely on the third line with Jason Chimera and Anders Lee.