"It's tough to lose Witt," Nolan said after the win in Calgary. Comparing the rugged defender to goaltender Rick DiPietro, Nolan added, "He's similar to Ricky in how valuable he is to us. But the stars were lined up and we had seven defensemen dressed, which was luck on our part. Freddy Meyer did a great job.
"But it was a tough loss for Witt, and we'll cross our fingers and hope the MRI comes back not as serious as it seems to be. It's an ankle sprain right now, and we'll check and see what the severity of it is."
Newsday: Katie Strang has a feature on Brent Sutter and his upcoming meeting with the Islanders.
Barrie Colts.com: Announced Islander prospect Tomas Marcinko who played for Slovakia at the WJC was named team captain.