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Day 1 running: Mouillierat, Zolnierczyk, Leggio, Skille sign

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The Islanders have signed Kael Mouillierat, Harry Zolnierczyk, Jack Skille and David Leggio to one-year contracts. More below. The Islanders hit a couple of targets early, signing Chad Johnson as their backup goalie and AHL defenseman of the year T.J. Brennan as an offensive defenseman. (Arthur Staple reports it’s a one-way deal for Brennan.) Dylan […] [Read More]

Adding Boyle: Thursday notes

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Jaro Halak worked out for the Big Club. Thursday, they went at it again, sending a conditional draft pick to San Jose for veteran defenseman Dan Boyle. If they sign him, it’s more defensive depth, an older guy, obviously (37), but one who’s been a top player for a long time. If not, it’s a […] [Read More]

Islanders preseason game Oct. 3

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The Islanders and then-defending-champion Bruins played an exhibition game three years ago in Bridgeport that sold out Webster Bank Arena. The B’s may not have won it again this year, but they’re still a draw, and they’re coming back, the Islanders announced this morning. The Isles and Bruins will play here Friday, Oct. 3, at […] [Read More]
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Halak signs/US done as always: Thursday notes

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So basically, in Game 3 of a conference final at MSG between the Rangers and Canadiens is going to overtime, a linesman is going to take a Ranger out, and the Habs are going to win. Got it. Big day for the Big Club. They announced them in reverse order, but you’d think getting Jaroslav […] [Read More]

If we win a game in the second round: Thursday notes

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“Now we’re all in love with Jaroslav Halak.”* Last season’s Islanders free agency haul, in total, now sums to two months of negotiation with a potential No. 1 goalie. They acquired Halak’s rights from Washington for the fourth-rounder they got from Chicago for Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin. Halak’s an unrestricted free agent on July […] [Read More]

Albany from afar, one eye on Newark edition

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Like a lot of folks I’m sure, will be following the Sound Tigers and Albany while keeping tabs as best as possible on the NHL debut of Justin Johnson, in which he joins a lineup made up largely of guys he knows. No Albany as usual for us, so we’ll be following along with Josh […] [Read More]

So Brett Gallant’s an NHLer

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And as someone said afterward, you can never take that away. Talked to a few people for a story that will run later on in the week. But some kind of night: Couple of shot attempts, one on goal, three credited hits, 10 shifts for 6:02, one trip to the box on an attempted fight […] [Read More]

Not Friday yet: Thursday notes

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Edit, 5:10 p.m.: Well, it’s CBA Friday: The Islanders have called up Johan Sundstrom. He could get his first crack in an NHL sweater tomorrow night. In this case, they’ve used emergency recall. Original post follows. So we await word on a recall. The Islanders have defensemen like Bridgeport has forwards — you’d think there’d […] [Read More]
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Bus terminal of the skies: Thursday notes

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Flew home LGA – YYZ with the polite, prompt Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL farm team of NYI. Connecting to St. John's NF for wknd games. — Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) March 6, 2014 There you go. Programming note: On assignment Friday night, so the liveblog won’t be so live. Will set up some links beforehand. Should […] [Read More]

So they’ve won 12 of 14*

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Halmo steps on ice, levels Kessel. Already a fan favorite. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 28, 2014 Not a bad start to the NHL career. A few big hits (four in all in 9:01), a few plays almost made, and Mike Halmo’s an NHLer. Anders Lee scored his second NHL goal on a third-period power […] [Read More]