Ness named captain

He was the closest thing Bridgeport had to a veteran most of last year. This year, Aaron Ness is going to wear the C. The team announced him as their 11th captain this afternoon. “I think he’s vocal in the room, well-liked by his teammates,” Brent Thompson said. “He’s a likeable guy. He’s respected. It’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Ness

Lee, Pulock to Bridgeport

The Islanders got to 23 this afternoon, and as long as they’re here, last cuts Anders Lee and Ryan Pulock could be big pieces for Bridgeport. Lee was one of the big guns on the first line. Pulock’s got a cannon. Both highly touted. Both could see time up top, obviously, as the last cuts. […] [Read More]
Categories: Lee, Pulock

Czuczman, all-stars: Tuesday early notes

Only one change to the Bridgeport lineup this morning: Kevin Czuczman, wearing No. 24 on his helmet, joined the defense after the Islanders sent him down. “He adds, to me, a top-end defenseman, big, mobile, physical,” said Brent Thompson, who coached him at the end of last season on the Island. “He can really do […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Czuczman

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]

First round of Bridgeport cuts

Note: The Islanders at first had Aaron Ness coming here, but that appears to have changed for the moment. The Sound Tigers announced their first round of cuts. Notably remaining are tryouts Colton Gillies, Andrew Rowe and Tyler Shattock. Still here on AHL contracts: forwards Justin Courtnall and C.J. Stretch, the returning Chris Langkow and […] [Read More]
Categories: Pereira-Mike

Columbus claims Skille

#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]
Categories: Ness, Skille

Remade defense: Boychuk, Leddy in; Pokka, Brennan out

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

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]