Newsday: Greg Logan has Kyle Okposo about on his wrist injury which is now in a cast and will keep him out an additional four-six weeks and what it means not to be playing. Head coach Scott Gordon comments about what this does to a club trying to work in it's young players as he spoke about Okposo's & Nielsen's absence to his lineup.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Mike Knobler reports in the Thrashers blog they have been in New York since the Ottawa game on Wednesday. Atlanta's first stretch without back to back game since Nov. 23 and 24, and another three day break after the Islander game.
Ilya Kovalchuk played a season-high 25:25 at Ottawa, half with Chris Thorburn and Marty Reasoner. Former Islander Mathieu Schneider (shoulder) has not rejoined the team but according to the writer there was a possibility he’d be back for Saturday’s game. Word as of Wednesday night on Kari Lehtonen (back) and Zach Bogosian (leg) was good.
AHL.com: Recaps Bridgeport's 6-5 shootout win in Binghampton Friday night.
1. BRI Smith, (9) (Kohn, Iggulden), 4:17
1. BRI Joensuu, (9) (Comeau, Walter), 9:35
1. BNG Regin, (3) , 10:49
1. BNG Regin, (4) (Hamel, Kudelka), 13:02 (PP)
1. BRI Iggulden, (13) (McLean, Callahan), 14:47
2. BRI Walter, (5) , 6:37
2. BNG Petruic, (1) (Zubov, Bois), 14:50
3. BRI Joensuu, (10) (Comeau), 10:28
3. BNG Fata, (2) (Smith, Hennessy), 15:46
3. BNG Shannon, (6) (Zubov, Kudelka), 19:34 (PP)
Nate Lawson had forty six saves on fifty one shots.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recapped Bridgeport's 6-5 shootout win in Binghampton with comments from head coach Jack Capuano, Blake Comeau and Jesse Joensuu who had two goals including the shootout winner.
SoundTigers twice surrendered two goal leads.
Ct Post : Mr Fornabaio has a brief preview of Saturday's home game and a postgame blog with more from Comeau and a lot of items here.
From the pregame Fritz played, Jeremy Colliton was out with a sore knee among the injured/scratches.
Press & Sun-Bulletin: Has Michael Sharp's game coverage.