12/26/08

Sillinger, Gervais will play/notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/26/2008 01:40:00 PM
I posted the ITV interview to set up the pre-game.

Islanders head coach Scott Gordon reported Mike Sillinger & Bruno Gervais will play against Toronto on Friday.

Doug Weight is still out according the Islander coach.

According to Corey Witt in the Islanders media blog the home team will wear white tonight to help out the Leafs.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
As of 2pm no AHL transaction involving the Sound Tigers or Islanders in terms of Callahan or another player called up or sent down.

I would guess Gervais in means Callahan out. Sillinger in should mean Walter goes back down. Islanders with Fritz still here have a lot of extra players and some in that post-waiver clear period like Sim and if I'm correct Pock can juggle a little but not forever.

Too bad ITV does not have practice video, no one had any idea Gervais or Sillinger were skating if they did at all. Could work the same with for DiPietro.

Until the Islanders return from the West Coast virtually no stretches for practices.

Updated 3:30pm
AHL.com transactions here reported the following mid-afternoon changes.

Ben Walter (C) Bridgeport ADD Returned on loan from N.Y. Islanders (NHL)
Blake Comeau (RW)Bridgeport DEL Recalled from loan by N.Y. Islanders (NHL)
Joe Callahan (D)Bridgeport ADD Returned on loan from N.Y. Islanders (NHL)

Note-This was exact same wording when Comeau was recalled to the Islanders so it could be a repeat, a paperwork issue or he was in fact demoted. I would guess Comeau is still with New York.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio only reported in his blog Walter/Callahan are back with Bridgeport.

NY Post: Dan Martin had some pre Christmas leftover quotes from Scott Gordon, Andy Hilbert & Mike Comrie after the Atlanta game.

Long Island Business News: David Winzelberg had a few words on the LightHouse project.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio had an article on Jeremy Colliton with head coach Jack Capuano's comments and a brief preview of tonight's game against Hartford.










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