Mayfield up: Monday notes

The Islanders put Dennis Seidenberg on injured reserve this morning with a reportedly broken jaw, called up Scott Mayfield and may have Travis Hamonic set to make a surprise return to the lineup. That’s a fascinating little morning.

Here, Mayfield’s spot hadn’t been re-filled. The Sound Tigers don’t play until Friday — it’s like last week, when Kyle Burroughs was thought to be out; they sit at six with a long way to go until the next game — so Brent Thompson said he’ll again talk to John-Scott Dickson in Missouri. “I’m not going to go into the weekend with six,” Thompson said.

Christopher Gibson (lower body) remains out. Thompson called him day-to-day, but that’s into a second week now. Colin Markison (lower body), still out, skated on his own today. Steve Bernier was also absent; a planned trip home.

Asked Josh Ho-Sang about the weekend; he declined to comment.

Reminder that this coming Sunday — Binghamton’s first visit since Kael Mouillierat did this — is one of the 5 p.m. starts. notes the retirement of Sound Tigers camper Clay Witt.

Someday everyone in Arizona will have an NHL arena of their very own.

Dan Steinberg in the Washington Post on John Druce, returning to hockey after the death of his daughter.

And RIP, Leon Russell.

Michael Fornabaio