Islanders website: Had a combination practice update/game preview for tomorrow's game in Pittsburgh with Ted Nolan on his new line combinations. Miroslav Satan was not placed on injured reserve and may only be out for a short time.
I put up the post game practice report for those interested.
The practice combinations were as follows:
2 Aaron Johnson - 8 Bruno Gervais (Red)
25 Andy Sutton - 44 Freddy Meyer (Blue)
4 Bryan Berard – 47 Marc-Andre Bergeron (Orange)
24 Radek Martinek – 32 Brendan Witt (Grey)
10 Richard Park – 89 Mike Comrie - 13 Bill Guerin (Red)
15 Jeff Tambellini – 51 Frans Nielsen – 57 Blake Comeau (Blue)
20 Sean Bergenheim – 72 Jeremy Colliton - 26 Ruslan Fedotenko (Orange)
11 Andy Hilbert 63 - Josef Vasicek – 7 Trent Hunter (Grey)
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio had the Sound Tigers weekly with the fallout in Bridgeport from the callups and the upcoming games with a lot of items.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I do not put a lot of stock in practice line combinations on an off day but just so we can follow it looks like Blake Comeau is being asked to move to right wing even though he has played the left wing every game.
Bergenheim moves back to the left side.
Vasicek's line is either a second line or a fourth line.
The usual break up Comrie/Guerin experiment seems to be over.
My guess is the defense stays the same if Johnson practiced with Gervais.