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Staple: three BSTs set free

Today’s the qualifying-offer deadline, and Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have tendered everybody they have to except Matt Mangene, Joey Diamond and Marc Cantin. They did tender Aaron Ness, Brett Gallant and Kevin Poulin. Market opens tomorrow. It’s also development-camp season — Isles’ roster to come — and along with Alex Vazzano’s trip to […] [Read More]

Even newer: Thursday notes

So the roster rotation remains on full spin. Missing today: Brock Montpetit, who’s going back to school, and Marc Cantin, going down to Stockton. Cantin had played just six of the past 15 games after his second suspension, and the arrival of Kyle Burroughs gives them another body on the blue line. By the way, […] [Read More]

Special night: Springfield postgame

Scott Pellerin said Ryan Strome’s day-to-day. The team’s off until Tuesday after keeping Springfield winless in five, so there’s two days right now. Odd, if you think about it, but with all the PK time, it’s not like he missed all that much tonight. I had Andrew Clark for five shifts in the first and […] [Read More]

Practice notes from afar: Thursday notes

The Islanders made official what Arthur Staple reported earlier today: Matt Donovan’s up. For Bridgeport, it’s basically an Aaron Ness for Donovan swap. Scott Pellerin, after they skated at Scope late this afternoon, said he’s had good talks with the Islanders’ staff about Ness; “he’s been playing very well. We’ve got to get him back […] [Read More]

Three games for Cantin

Edit: Arthur Staple says to expect a Matt Donovan recall. Edit2: The Islanders announced it at about 6 p.m. The AHL handed Marc Cantin a three-game suspension Thursday. Cantin received a match penalty Tuesday for a check to the head of Portland’s Brendan Shinnimin. Cantin is eligible to return when the Sound Tigers next play […] [Read More]

The General Category: Monday notes

We can chuckle about the roughing major, but it struck me too late last night that changing it to a cross-check does have a potential effect down the road. There are two classes of game misconducts; there are stick fouls, boarding and checking-from-behind, and then there’s everything else*. You get a game’s suspension if you […] [Read More]

Trio close to returning: Thursday notes

Some good and unexpected and kind of big news this morning: Chris Bruton is cleared to play. They finished up what they had to finish from his surgery, he practiced today and he’s cleared at the trainers’ and coaches’ command. Story coming in tomorrow’s paper. John Persson and Marc Cantin also appear ready to go, […] [Read More]

Progress continues

Further progress: Both John Persson and Marc Cantin got through the complete practice today; more of a systems day than the past few days’ conditioning, skating, battles. Persson (who, when they rushed, rushed with the ol’ familiar Sundstrom and Kabanov) said he was feeling good afterward. Chris Bruton was missing for a follow-up doctor’s appointment. […] [Read More]

A day’s work

So they worked. They skated at the Wonderland of Ice. Awhile. Started on one sheet; went to the other. (That’s not that unusual here, but they gave both sheets a beating.) They do skating drills with coaches calling out “first period,” “second period,” “third period.” Naturally, today there was overtime. “They’re going to put in […] [Read More]
Categories: Cantin, de Haan, Milner, Sim, Wiles

Backman returns: Manchester pregame

Marc Cantin makes his season debut in Andrey Pedan’s place, and the lines look pretty much as they have during the week. Anders Nilsson goes again. One to scratch each way. Not Sean Backman, who’s on a line with old Yale buddy Brian O’Neill. From appearances, it’s Mike Dalhuisen and Scott Sabourin. Edit: It is. […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Cantin, College