Newsday: Mark Herrmann covered practice with head coach Scott Gordon on the club's effort paying off and Bill Guerin on how they have learned from their third periods and feels the club is on the upswing and getting healthy but echoed the coach in that the players have to work hard.
NY Post: Dan Martin interviewed Rick DiPietro who talked about how tough it's been on him with his injury and what's ahead for him.
Point Blank: Mr Botta had a state of the Islanders where he talked about the club by position and what's happened for them to be in position to reach the five hundred mark.
National Post: Reports former Islander Wyatt Smith was traded from Norfolk of the AHL (Tampa) to the Phoenix Coyotes for future considerations.
Black Hills Pioneer & Rapid City Weekly: Peter Centineo has a feature on
former Bridgeport Sound Tigers assistant coach Joe Ferras, who is now a head coach with the Rapid City Rush. In the article Mr Ferras talks about former Islander head coach Ted Nolan's recent visit.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's update is on Blake Comeau with comments from head coach Jack Capuano and Mike Sillinger.
Mr Fornabaio also have more on Dennis Packard who was signed to a pro tryout.
ECHL.com: The Utah Grizzlies announced that they have loaned forward Dennis Packard to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.