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Return of 13: Thursday notes

For the moment Thursday at Wonderland, the absence of Anders Lee moved Sebastian Collberg up to that spot and Colton Gillies into Collberg’s spot. News at noon that Colin McDonald has cleared waivers, well, that makes it all a question again. Brent Thompson professed not to have a definite answer where McDonald would go if […] [Read More]
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Thoughts to Ottawa/McDonald on waivers: Wednesday notes

Thoughts and prayers with the people of Ottawa. Jeez. The mundane organizational news broke not long after practice broke up here and possibly did on the Island as well: Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers, presumably to come here if he clears tomorrow at noon. Arthur Staple says the logical should follow: Anders Lee […] [Read More]

Familiar line change/Huskies vs. Bobcats: Tuesday notes

One swap — well, one and a half — from Sunday’s lines to note: A trio we saw a bit Sunday, Lee-Quine-Mouillierat, was together, giving a longer look at Alan Quine in the middle and Kael Mouillierat on the wing. That put Sebastian Collberg where Quine started Sunday, with Mike Halmo and Johan Sundstrom. Mark […] [Read More]

New and returning defensemen/weather reports: Thursday notes

Two days in a row the filthy humidity outside yields fog in the barn. Hopefully it’s gone tomorrow. (If not, still seen that before.) The organization’s defense corps got a little healthier with the return of Calvin de Haan from injured reserve, so the Islanders have sent top prospect Griffin Reinhart down this afternoon. There’s […] [Read More]

Game Day: Friday into Saturday notes

Prescout! Overtime! #Pointsforall! And no three-on-three! The IceCaps lost in overtime in front of 10,527 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. David Pastrnak, who looked good in the exhibition game here a week ago, had a couple of assists and leads the Eastern Conference in scoring. Edit: Brendan McCarthy reports the loss of Peter Budaj and […] [Read More]

Chemistry lessons ’15: Thursday notes

Another few tweaks to the top-nine forwards this morning: Lee-Mouillierat-Collberg, Persson-Quine-Halmo, Zolnierczyk-Sundstrom-Gillies. “Chemistry,” Brent Thompson said. “Just trying to find chemistry.” It’s that time of year. It was Game 7 last year when Lee-Strome-Halmo first started together. Lukas Sutter has an AHL deal, as Darrell Romuld reported; the lone tryout remaining is Colton Gillies. It […] [Read More]

First day in town: Monday notes

Edit: The Islanders announced this afternoon that they’ve sent defenseman Kevin Czuczman to Bridgeport. And lo, there were line combinations and numbers and all kinds of players on the ice at the Land of Wonder. 26 Halmo-22 Quine-21 Mouillierat 16 Zolnierczyk-28 Sundstrom-49 Collberg 23 Persson-12 Stretch-17 Gillies 44 Gallant-11 Langkow-7 Vaughan 36 Rowe/63 Sutter/14 Courtnall/41 […] [Read More]

JJ goes home: Tuesday/Wednesday notes

Still on vacation but checking in on Twitter: A few moves the past couple of days, including one of note today as Justin Johnson goes home, signing with the Alaska Aces. Tim Leone meets Jon Landry; good stuff ensues. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan, off an NCAA title with Union, signs with Cincinnati. Ryan Walters’ agent says […] [Read More]

Notes from vacation: Friday notes

Training camp gets underway in earnest on the Island tomorrow. (Burning off bits of vacation, as it happens in the living room, not that we’d be hanging out in Uniondale anyway.) The Big Club announced five pro tryouts in camp. They include C.J. Stretch, Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan, who are under Bridgeport contract. Ex-files […] [Read More]

Sept. 11/Rules tweaks/Thursday notes

Happy to be in New York, my second home, on this day. Remembering all of those who lost their lives 13 years ago #NeverForget — John Persson (@JohnPersson21) September 11, 2014 (We won’t forget. We can’t forget.) ….. The NHL announced some major minor rule changes. Some follow what the AHL already announced about overtimes, […] [Read More]