Columbus claims Skille

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#CBJ let Skille walk as a free agent because they couldn't promise him a one-way deal. They will be delighted to have him back. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) October 5, 2014 A big blow to the hoped-for roster here, but Columbus, short several high-end players because of injury and contract negotiations, claimed Skille. So one […] [Read More]
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Remade defense: Boychuk, Leddy in; Pokka, Brennan out

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Arthur Staple was all over the Islanders’ late-camp revamp of their defense corps today. The Big Club traded from numbers back there and from draft picks to acquire Johnny Boychuk from the cap-pressured Bruins for two second-round draft picks and a conditional third-rounder, then Nick Leddy and goalie Kent Simpson from cap-squeezed Chicago for prospect […] [Read More]

Roster takes shape: Islanders cuts

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The Islanders as promised dropped their big set of cuts just before noon, sending 11 players here: Sebastian Collberg, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Kael Mouillierat, John Persson, Alan Quine, Johan Sundstrom, Scott Mayfield, Andrey Pedan, Adam Pelech and Ville Pokka. Arthur Staple reported as well that David Leggio, Kevin Poulin, Aaron Ness, Jack Skille and […] [Read More]

Crowned: Islanders-Bruins postgame

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Tre Kronor revisited… Swedish Meatballs redux… UPS… well, there’s no U in “Sebastian Collberg,” but… PCS? CPS? SPC? (That’s different.) If it comes to it, we’ll figure something out. The Swedes had a really solid first three shifts. Really solid. They controlled territory, controlled play. And then on the fourth they were dominated. Ah well. […] [Read More]

Rosters for Islanders vs. Boston

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The Big Club posted the rosters for tonight’s game in Bridgeport — one to scratch on D for Boston, I guess — and the Islanders’ includes a bunch of players who were here in the recent past, including Brett Gallant, recalled today along with also-in Sebastian Collberg. Somewhat similar to the Group 2 that went […] [Read More]

After midnight, so GAMEDAY: Thursday notes

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OK, how long has that Tim Hortons been in the gas station on Old Country Road, and why was I not informed? Over on the Big Club side this morning to do an advance for Friday’s game, which the Sound Tigers announced this afternoon is sold out. Should be a fun crowd. We’ll see what […] [Read More]

Camp, Day (wait, for me or them?)

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Our very first, preliminary look at a new day in Bridgeport. No names on backs, unfortunately (Islanders practice jerseys, but at least there was an Argentina Line, and a Swede dressed in gold), but some numbers on some helmets to give us a rudimentary idea in some cases. They had been separated into groups, but […] [Read More]

Three up, one down: Tuesday notes

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He cleared waivers at noon, and the Islanders announced soon after that they’ve sent Brett Gallant to Bridgeport. Banged up already, the Islanders recalled Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech and re-signed Ross Johnston to a tryout. Gary Bettman announced that the NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Islanders to Jonathan Ledecky and […] [Read More]