Off to Newark

Hadda run out tonight* after writing the daily feature, and moments after I left, the Islanders got around to announcing that Dylan Reese and Mark Katic got called up. With Dustin Kohn and Anton Klementyev out and everybody else up top, the only other defenseman in the organization with an NHL contract for this season is Calvin de Haan. If some Islanders defenseman wants to fake an injury so we can see that obscure rule in action, I’m all for it.

That leaves Bridgeport with five defensemen, assuming Brett Motherwell (banged up at some point over the weekend but not figured to be serious in any case) is good to go. Probable that they do something about a sixth by gametime.

Prescout. That’s more like Portland. First AHL goal for former future Sound Tiger Nick Tuzzolino. We’ll have a radio-liveblog here tomorrow night. (Been a while. No more high school or college games to get in the way.)

Meanwhile, Phil Ginand’s brother Ryan had a big night for Albany, his first AHL goal and two assists.

*-I don’t know about you guys, but I could watch the little airplanes fly around on FlightAware all day.
**I did come home with one awesome Kolner Haie throw pillow*** out of it.
***–My passengers were under orders that, if a Rob Collins bobblehead doll should exist and they came across one, money was no object. The Bundesliga’s merchandising is apparently a lot stronger than the DEL’s, at least where my crew was.

Michael Fornabaio