The league expects the schedule to be released Thursday at 4 p.m. That’s pending Board of Governors approval, which we assume is the rubber-stamp variety, unless someone wants to fight the division-alignment war again.
Before all that real hockey: The Islanders released their training camp schedule yesterday, along with a roster for the week-long rookie camp that precedes the main camp. Included on that list: Art Bidlevskii, on a tryout. Rookie games at the Coliseum, not at Shelton.
Meanwhile, Providence signed Calle Ridderwall, onetime Isles rookie camper and cousin of Isles draft pick Stefan, to an AHL deal.
And Posnanski on Jim Thome.