NHL attrition: Friday bits

Costly game up in Boston last night: Josh Bailey breaks his hand, and Zdeno Chara tears his left PCL. Still, the Islanders had Mikhail Grabovski in a regular spot today, appears no immediate recall. And since Bridgeport is up on the Rock, that’s helpful. (Of course, head injuries, you never know. But they’ve got Eric Boulton and an extra defenseman.)

Jordan Hill left IceCaps practice early, reports Chris Ballard.

Andrew MacDonald will be out awhile in Philly.

Peter Mannino to Kalamazoo.

And RIP, Frank Mankiewicz.

Michael Fornabaio