It's decision day for Garth Snow, Ted Nolan (who's scheduled to return today to the club) and the hockey staff.
3pm Tuesday the finalized, 23-man max roster must be submitted to the NHL.
Players needing to be sent through waivers must be put on the wire by noon today. If they clear, they can be assigned to Bridgeport Sound Tigers at noon on Tuesday.
Anyone on IR (Bates) does not count against those numbers.
The logjam on the backine must be decided, decisions must be made on Berard, Johnson, Campoli, Gervais and Meyer.
With Simon suspended for the first five games decisions must be made on Bergenheim, Comeau, Tambellini and maybe even Matt Spiller who dressed Sunday and could be the right fit to replace Simon in the fighting department.
There is no longer an NHL waiver draft for those curious, that went out with the new cba. The formula for claiming another teams waiver likely works by standings from last year.
No law against trades here and I would not be surprised to see something happen here today with the Islanders defense if Berard is signed. A lot of players have already been placed on waivers as some teams cut down earlier.