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Ness, Lee qualify/schedule (one day)/Friday notes

Agent Neil Sheehy reports that Aaron Ness accepted his qualifying offer. He probably won’t be the team’s most-experienced AHLer again, but as of now he still stands to be the “veteran” defenseman. Sheehy also said Anders Lee accepted his qualifying offer, as Arthur Staple said Lee would. Meanwhile, all indications are an Oct. 11 home […] [Read More]

Adirondack liveblog

Second game of the roadie at Adirondack tonight. We’ll be listening to Bob Rotruck (A href=””>audio/video) and following Corey, Diana, Bob and the Phantoms on Twitter. With Michael Grabner back and emergency conditions terminated, the Islanders sent Johan Sundstrom down this afternoon. Wouldn’t imagine he gets to Glens Falls, but we’ll see, as well as […] [Read More]

Killers: Adirondack postgame

Flow? No. The box at this instant says 14 power plays, but it ignores the Halmo rough in the second as well as the Sundstrom board in the third that made it a five-on-three. So it’s 16* power plays, 10 of them Adirondack’s. That meant lots of work for Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan (who […] [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]

Ness down/Olympic rosters announced

The Islanders sent Aaron Ness back to Bridgeport this morning. Given that that leaves six defensemen on their roster, it implies a move to come, though no immediate indication what that’ll be, if it’s an activation from injured reserve or a call from here. The Winter Classic brought with it Olympic rosters today. A tough […] [Read More]

Ness up

The Islanders announced they’ve recalled Aaron Ness this morning. He could get his first NHL action since the spring of 2012 tonight in Raleigh. Bridgeport, as mentioned, isn’t skating today. Scott Pellerin said earlier this week that if the Isles did call for someone, he expected a parallel move here as soon as possible to […] [Read More]
Categories: Dalhuisen, Ness, Stockton

Bruton named captain

Season 13 begins for the Sound Tigers with a new captain, and with a newcomer in (but not to) the role: Chris Bruton gets the ‘C’ tonight against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The A’s go to youthful experience on defense, Calvin de Haan and Aaron Ness. “It means a ton. It’s a huge honor,” Bruton said. “We’ve been […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, de Haan, Ness

Full strength (plus)

That’s what I get for speculating: If I had to guess from today’s lineup, Travis Hamonic looks to be in Friday. He says he’s feeling good, ready to play. Scott Pellerin said they’ll talk about it. But looks like it. Aaron Ness also professes to be good to go. “Couple of teeth; a few stitches,” […] [Read More]

Fourth-line fun

Brent Thompson gave Tony Romano a pop Saturday night for his work on the power play, and there he was again Sunday, involved in two key goals in yet another come-from-behind Bridgeport win. Kind of a crazy week for that guy. A week ago today, he’s in the suburbs of Chicago. Today, he’s got two […] [Read More]

Tampa Bay claims Wallace

Afternoon edit: The Islanders sent Aaron Ness down this afternoon. Edit2: Cizikas up (possible NHL debut to come), Poulin down as well. Edit3: Kael Mouillierat’s agent says he’s agreed to terms. Tim Wallace had just gone onto the ice at Webster Bank Arena for a skate after the Sound Tigers’ practice when Brent Thompson, phone […] [Read More]