Varlamov will protect the home goal in Wednesday's game versus the Rangers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Varlamov remains in search of his first win, having gone 0-3-0 while allowing 12 goals across four appearances. It's been a lack of offense as much as leaky goaltending for the 33-year-old -- the Islanders have scored just five goals in his three starts. Playing behind a depleted team, Varlamov is a risky fantasy option.

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