USA Today: Previews tonight's game against the Boston Bruins.
Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports Peter Mannino has been recalled for tonight's game but this may only be a short-term move.
Point Blank: Mr Botta confirms or announces the recall a few minutes earlier.
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
01/11/09 Andrew Ference D Leg IR. Out until at least mid-January
12/21/08 Patrice Bergeron C Concussion IR. Out indefinitely
01/13/09 Manny Fernandez G Undisclosed Questionable for Jan. 15
01/13/09 Phil Kessel RW Mononucleosis IR. Out until at least mid-February
01/13/09 Milan Lucic LW Undisclosed Questionable for Jan. 15
01/10/09 Marco Sturm LW Knee IR. Out for the season
01/13/09 Aaron Ward D Undisclosed Outfor Jan. 15 at N.Y. Islanders
Player GP G A PTS +/-
Marc Savard 43 14 38 52 29
David Krejci 43 17 31 48 26
Phil Kessel 42 24 17 41 17
Michael Ryder 43 17 15 32 22
Dennis Wideman 42 8 21 29 25
Blake Wheeler 43 13 15 28 28
Milan Lucic 40 11 15 26 16
Zdeno Chara 43 9 16 25 22
Player GP W-L-OT S GAA SV%
Tim Thomas 25 18-4-6 782 2.04 .935
Manny Fernandez 19 14-3-2 527 2.07 .928
1/12 Kevin Regan G Sent to minors
1/12 Matt Lashoff D Sent to minors
1/12 Tuukka Rask G Called up from minors
1/12 Martin St. Pierre C Called up from minors
1/12 Kevin Regan G Called up from minors
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Boston comes into this game off a 3-1win against Montreal at home despite their long list of injuries. Their record speaks for itself combined with a very impressive display they put on against the Islanders in Boston where they took a one goal game and just beat the Islanders in every aspect.
Danis, MacDonald, DiPietro, Dubielewicz, Sanford or Bill Smith (who will actually dress for a charity game Thursday notwithstanding) unless the Islanders play some solid team defense and finish some plays here this has the potential to get ugly.
Claude Julien's team never stops working and despite being a coach for several organizations has this Devils trend of getting the most out of his roster regardless who is dressed.
I will add in late changes when/if I can during the afternoon.