Newsday: Mr Logan has comments from general manager Garth Snow that Jon Sim was placed on waivers to create roster space and makes it clear Josh Bailey is an Islander when asked about the WJC. Mr Logan speculates what moves could be coming and reports goaltender Rick DiPietro will wear pads Monday and return to practice and Mike Comrie could come off injured reserve by Saturday but should be playing by next week.
Thomas Pock is within the 30-day window of clearing waivers and could be assigned to Bridgeport.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
For those wondering if Jon Sim has been on the waiver wire before and been claimed along with times he has been traded the answer is yes if anyone is looking for trends as to what team may put in a claim which goes by standings.
Mar 4, 2004: Pittsburgh Penguins claimed off waivers Jon Sim from the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 8, 2003: Los Angeles Kings claimed off waivers Jon Sim from the Nashville Predators.
Note-Other NHL teams have until noon Thursday to claim him, not forty eight hours I wrote earlier.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Has a live blog with who the Pens scratched/lines combos and how they played in Newark against the Devils on Wednesday in a loss.
Water Town Daily Times: Cap Carey has an excellent feature on Islanders 2005 prospect Shea Guthrie who plays for Clarkson in the ECAC and talked about how he has been treated at Islander prospect camps.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's update is on the background of Long Island product Len DiCostanzo who has played in the New York Bobcats junior program out of Iceworks and sometimes skates with the Islanders injured players at practice. He has signed a tryout contract and could receive an opportunity to play for Bridgeport if goaltender Nate Lawson cannot dress this weekend.
DiCostanzo currently plays in the first-year Eastern Professional Hockey League with the Hudson Valley Bears.
Mr Fornabaio also reports Jeremy Colliton was back in practice, Micheal Haley may return this weekend from injury.
Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio also had the Sound Tigers weekly which included an interview with defenseman Joe Callahan (pre-callup) among several items including the very funny video he found on former prospect Martin Chabada who if I recall left the Sound Tigers in season.