Staking claim

Just about status quo here this morning, but not so much on the Island, where Rob Schremp is on his way. So competition just got a little tighter for the last couple of forward spots up there — and maybe, ultimately, down here, too. The assumption is that the last wave comes Wednesday.

Greg Mauldin didn’t skate; just precautionary, Jack Capuano said. Romano was with Martin and DiBenedetto, and Marcinko moved between Haley and Figren. The nine defensemen (minus Flood, for whom no timetable beyond “day-to-day” has been revealed) and three goalies were out there

Edit: Aucoin and Giroux cleared waivers and were sent to Hershey.

The Kings assigned Kevin Westgarth, Brett’s brother, to Manchester.

The ECAC hockey tournament moves to Atlantic City after one more year in Albany. Wow.

More tonight after the press gathering.

Michael Fornabaio