A conceivably big signing for Bridgeport: veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Obviously that’s not a signing for Bridgeport, but it adds a body to the New York Islanders’ mix on defense. The Big Club now has six NHL vets, Scott Mayfield on a one-way contract, and Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock still on their entry-levels after extended stints up there last season. Seidenberg’s addition likely pushes out one more than would otherwise have come down here. Still, obviously, to be determined how that shakes out, and were it Mayfield he’d need waivers, but it’s a different group already.
Of course, if we’re taught anything by history and the fact that Bartolo Colon remains a Met three years later: Wait awhile and any crazy thing can happen.
The Islanders had the day off, no doubt resting up for their huge game in Bridgeport on Saturday. They sent Parker Wotherspoon to junior, which wasn’t unexpected; he couldn’t play in Bridgeport this season (at least not until his WHL season is over, like last year). They also sent Peter Quenneville and Mitch Vande Sompel, the only two unsigned draft picks in camp, back to their junior teams.
And RIP, Shimon Peres.