Varlamov allowed four goals on 28 shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning.

Varlamov has started two of the Islanders' last three games, but he's taken losses in both appearances. He's allowed seven goals on 65 shots -- it's possible he's still shaking off the rust after missing most of the first month of the season. Performance-wise, Ilya Sorokin has earned better than a 50-50 split of playing time, but head coach Barry Trotz has often evenly divided the workload between his netminders during his tenure with the Isles. Expect Sorokin to start Tuesday against the Panthers.

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