Sportsnet.ca: Reports former Islander Brad Isbister despite being signed by Ottawa will not report to it's AHL affiliate in Binghampton as something is worked out where he can play in Europe or hook on with another club.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reports in his blog some number changes and a few injury updates with when some cuts will be coming from Bridgeport.
A few words on the club's injury policy:
For a few days I kind of felt some of the same frustration as Mr Botta, Mr Logan and some of the folks blogging or writing on this and even felt this is not the playoffs and the club should not make it tough on the folks trying to get out information during the preseason.
After some thinking on this I have changed my mind and agree with the club policy.
I understand some of us are caught up in this and it's a tough go for Mr Botta and a few other folks but why should the New York Islanders do the print media any favors considering how poor our team coverage has been in the print media?
I thought back to when this was announced last summer and Greg Logan basically went off in print about it when Guerin/DiPietro had surgery. Same day he hooked up with Mr Gandler (who did not even get us a Bergenheim contract update) which produced an article about Yashin with an incorrect headline that got the club a ton of negative publicity with only a small retraction that even Cory Witt had a few words about after the damage was done along with the Nolan threatens veterans incorrect headline earlier and what seemed from here Mr Logan going all out to make the coaches contract an issue.
As Joe Giradi learned why say anything about injuries if the end result is more aggravation? He practically got into a verbal fight on television last week over an injury and for trying to give out details over the timeline.
My impression is the Islanders do not trust the media covering the club and given the local and national coverage last season it's hard to blame them so they are not going to go out of their way to make anyone's job easier or give out information when it just creates more problems by doing so.
Newsday: Mr Logan has a blog update with head coach Scott Gordon's comments updating that DiPietro should see his first start in the final exhibition game against Florida, also Sean Bergenheim and Josh Bailey should be ready to play at some point in the new few days.