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One in, one out: Wednesday notes

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The biggest-name remaining draft pick to sign for the Islanders was Ville Pokka. Pokka signed. There you go. Jesse Graham is the lone remaining player whose rights could expire for the Islanders on Sunday. If I count correctly, that’s 32 NHL contracts for next year (1 G, 13 D, 18 F), not counting restricted free […] [Read More]

Nilsson to Russia announced (was Belated Tuesday boxes/notes)

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Edit: Kazan announced it has signed Anders Nilsson to a one-year contract. His KHL rights had been sold earlier, as linked below, so, yeah, this was the next logical step. If it’s spring conference championship week, must be rain… The AHL conference finals resume Wednesday, both tied at 1: Monday night, Texas finally beat Toronto, […] [Read More]

Nilsson up, Poulin down

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The Islanders swapped goalies this morning, sending Kevin Poulin to Bridgeport, calling up Anders Nilsson. Since his last stint in the NHL, when Evgeni Nabokov was out injured, Nilsson has had his best stretch in two years. He had played nine of the past 10, winning his last six. He has a .918 save percentage […] [Read More]
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Full weekend: Albany postgame

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The Devils had moments where they were coming pretty hard — “Albany always comes hard, finishes checks,” Matt Donovan said; “you’ve kind of got to match it” — but Anders Nilsson made sure they weren’t really in this. Bridgeport scored goals less than a minute apart twice and finished with 12 goals in two games […] [Read More]

Special night: Springfield postgame

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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]

Donovan, Nilsson down

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With Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov back from their assorted injuries, the Islanders sent Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson down. This appears to make Donovan eligible to play during the Olympic break, based on those guidelines Lindsay Kramer had — after tonight, he could play no more than 15 of the Isles’ last 20 — […] [Read More]

Good news/bad news on the Island: Monday-night notes

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The Islanders lost Evgeni Nabokov early in their game tonight against Dallas; Kevin Poulin took over, and the Isles announced only a lower-body injury on their veteran goalie. But the Big Club won it 7-3. Ryan Strome’s first NHL goal; Calvin de Haan’s first NHL point (his first two points, actually); goals for Brock Nelson […] [Read More]

Nilsson returns

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As Arthur Staple reported earlier, Anders Nilsson is coming back down from the New York Islanders. Evgeni Nabokov returns to their lineup tonight, backing up Kevin Poulin. Nothing about a corresponding move here at the moment. With no roster restrictions in the AHL, it’s decidedly less pressing. [Read More]
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Milner up; Staple: Nilsson too

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In the words of the great Sammy Adams "we goin..coast to coast" — Parker Milner (@milzy35) November 17, 2013 I thought that was Thomas Paine. Shoulda paid attention in history. The simplest immediate solution to the Evgeni Nabokov injury appears to have happened. Arthur Staple says Anders Nilsson gets the call tomorrow, reuniting the 2011-12 […] [Read More]
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Something a little different

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We’ll look at those five points from Ryan Strome and those four points (or was it five?) (or was it three?) (hey, sheet says four) points from Mike Halmo and seven goals in all and four goals in the second and four power-play goals and what the heck was that?… But Scott Pellerin was looking […] [Read More]