Ullstrom back (edit: Sinkewich suspended)

While the Sound Tigers were on the ice this morning, the Islanders sent them back David Ullstrom. Obviously a boost in several situations. (And obviously he could go back up if they need him over the last 10 days.)

Edit: In the afternoon, the AHL suspended Russ Sinkewich one game for his check-to-the-head minor against Worcester’s Curt Gogol on Friday. Sinkewich will miss tomorrow’s game.

Rhett Rakhshani practiced and is a possibility to return to the lineup. There was a hole in the lines where Trevor Frischmon fit in; they gave him a maintenance day today, but Brent Thompson said he’s probable for the weekend.

Nothing new for Jeremy Colliton, but Thompson said Anders Nilsson is making progress. He wouldn’t commit to a timetable, though we’re obviously past that initial hopeful 7-10-day window. Leni DiCostanzo was opposite Dan Clarke this morning. Assuming nothing crazy happens on the Island tonight, the Sound Tigers will probably start Kevin Poulin tomorrow rather than Leni.

And autism awareness day on Sunday, among other off-ice notes from the weekend on the team’s site.

Michael Fornabaio