Note-Islanders have issued a brief release with comments from General Manager Garth Snow and Josh Bailey here.
Windsor Star: Jim Parker reported Josh Bailey has informed the Windsor Spitfires he would not be returning to the club at this time, general manager Warren Rychel & head coach Bob Boughner comment.
Mr Parker reports the Islanders could still opt to send Bailey back to junior before OHL rosters are frozen Jan. 9 but at this point if he plays tonight the first year of his contract counts.
My Point Blank: Mr Botta noted the article last night and the Saturday announcement.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Hopefully the folks in Windsor are not critical here and let Bailey enjoy this.
I'm not sure if this is the right move in 08-09 for Bailey but it's obvious he has the ability to play at this level now and with Nielsen out there is a spot for a young center. That pass to Hilbert in the second against Boston was just another example he can make plays at this speed.
Just before Hunter scored against Pittsburgh he was already ahead of him.