The Pens get a little relief on D with Scuderi's return to the lineup tonight. Sid is once again a scratch, a decision he made entirely on his own. Word is that Pascal Dupuis will also be a healthy scratch, as he returned to Atlanta to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
Hopefully the Pens won't have a problem dealing with the Islanders - or else Dupuis is going to have a lot of pressure on his back. His presence on the penalty kill and power play chemistry will Hossa will surely be missed.
Conks is expected to get the start in net.