New York at Tampa Bay 7:30pm Msg+

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/07/2009 01:00:00 PM | | |
Islanders website: Doing a very classy blog on the Dad's week trip with entries.

St Petersburg Times: Damian Cristodero reports Mike McKenna will start against the Islanders even if starter Mike Smith dresses as backup. Andrej Meszaros, his upper left arm injury likely will keep him out of Saturday's game.

For New York looks like Bergenheim slides into Park's spot on left wing with Nielsen and Hunter while Park takes Thompson's spot on fourth line.

Yann Danis is expected to be in goal based on Scott Gordon's comments before Florida game.

No word on Mark Streit but I guess based on coaches comments Callahan could be the one to replace Pock for the duration of his injury. I guess we will see where that goes vs Jack Hillen.

Islanders give up the chances and let McKenna settle in like he did after going in for Ramo they are not going to win here.

Updated:
Newsday: Mr Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports Sean Bergenheim will return to the lineup, Mark Streit will miss tonight's game.

Head coach Scott Gordon is quoted on Bergenheim along with the left winger who will skate with Richard Park and Tim Jackman. Andy Hilbert moves up to the line with Nielsen and Yann Danis starts in goal.

Sportsnet/several sources: Report Jussi Jokinen was traded to Carolina for two players and a fourth round pick.

Sporting News: Ray Slover insists the Islanders must trade Mike Comrie, Doug Weight and Bill Guerin if possible.

It should be noted Mr Slover did not note Weight's production.






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