Kevin Colley is in the Islanders’ lineup tonight to take Petteri Nokelainen’s spot. It’s Kevin’s NHL debut, and I wouldn’t want to be the first Rangers defenseman he can line up. This makes two NHL games for the Colley family; his dad, Nighthawks legend Tom, played one game for Minnesota.
(Nokelainen, incidentally, twisted up an ankle Tuesday night; he nailed Shane Hnidy, who was touching up an icing, and Nokelainen got roughed up as payback. That’s three injuries already for the Islanders/Sound Tigers organization on icing touches: two receiving, one giving.)