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Newsday: John Jeansonne had comments from Brendan Witt & Mike Sillinger on the work they have done to return along with comments from head coach Scott Gordon.
Mr Jeansonne also reported Kyle Okposo was wearing a brace on his right wrist.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I suspect from Mike Sillinger's comments he is not going to get much better and it's time to see if he can get back into NHL game-shape. After at least two reported knee injuries for Brendan Witt it's time the Islanders keep him healthy and productive.
The way things from a distance look on paper Sillinger's time in the AHL will run a bit longer than Josh Bailey's nine game trial if he plays the weekend after Thanksgiving with Bridgeport.
Something has to give with Weight, Bailey, Sillinger, Nielsen, Comrie & Park if everyone finally is healthy and we are getting close to a point Nate Thompson should be able to resume skating based on his two-four weeks.
NY Post: Dan Martin's preview ran about as long as the blurb on Scott Gomez in the Islanders article while Mark Everson recapped what the Islanders will be facing here based on the Devils play against Florida.
Newark Star-Ledger: Rich Chere in his recap of the Devils win on Thursday has comments from head coach Brent Sutter he has not decided on his starter for Friday's game against the Islanders.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from head coach Jack Capuano on the Sound Tigers 13-3-0-2 start as he credited his player while Ben Walter talking about his return also praised the work of Blake Comeau & Jeremy Colliton.
Mr Fornabaio also wrote about the injuries and roster changes from Mannino/Fritz to extra defenders. Mike Sillinger has not reported yet for his conditioning assignment which begins with Sunday's game at Harbor Yard.
Northern Daily News: Had an article written by Kimber Auerbach who also writes for the the Sound Tigers website about Kirkland Lake product Kurtis McLean and defenseman Chris Lee with their comments.
Note-As of this time the article does not appear on the Sound Tigers website.