You miss a day and as always a lot happens.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann apparently did that first promised Newsday Thursday feature with expanded Islander coverage. It was on Trent Hunter wearing the assistant captain's letter, Jeff Tambellini mentoring Kyle Okposo, with comments from Ted Nolan praising his captain and how he would have given the C to Hunter if Guerin were not here.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann's blog Friday reported Brendan Witt is not likely to return Saturday and that Chris Campoli according to Ted Nolan will probably will be out a while. Aaron Johnson played Friday for the Sound Tigers and will be recalled after the game to join the Isles.
Islanders website: Reported Friday morning Wade Dubielewicz was sent to Bridgeport for conditioning to get some work in along with Aaron Johnson's recall to New York. Mike Morrison was recalled to replace Dubie. Ted Nolan discusses the moves made.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
What does all this come down to?
Get past the next four games and hope Martinek, Campoli are ready to return after the All-Star break. Even shut down Witt and Satan if that's what's necessary.
Aaron Johnson will have to do his part and his mobility can help against Philadelphia and Carolina.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reported in his blog Friday it's likely a two game assignment for Dubielewicz who should start against Albany Sunday.
Draw Fata played Friday for Bridgeport as did Matt Spiller.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann covered the Long Island Cup which is Mr Wang's classy efforts once again bringing over youth teams from China to compete in a tournament that this time will be held at the Nassau Coliseum.
Asked about the Lighthouse Project, Mr Wang wished it were moving faster and expressed his impatience but felt things were moving in the right direction.
AHL.com: Report Dubie started against the Phantoms in Philadelphia and Aaron Johnson was on the back line in Bridgeport's 2-1 shootout win against the Phantoms Friday night. Justin Bourne made his AHL debut, Kyle Okposo was pointless and Jeff Tambellini was the first star. Frans Nielsen had Bridgeport's regulation goal.
New York Islander Fan Central | 1/18/2008 07:50:00 PM Aaron Johnson Brendan Witt Bridgeport Sound Tigers Charles Wang Chris Campoli NHL NYI Philadelphia Phantoms Ted Nolan Trent Hunter Wade Dubielewicz