Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports Nate Thompson will play tonight against the Canadians with the center's comments.
Newsday: Mr Logan now reports Kurtis McLean sustained a leg injury during a pre-game soccer game. There is no timetable for his recovery.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
For those scoring at home put tonight's man-games lost to injury at nine/make that now ten.
Fox Sports: Has the preview for tonight's Islander-Montreal game.
03/10/09 Francis Bouillon Groin IR. Out indefinitely
02/09/09 Guillaume Latendresse Shoulder Out until at least mid-March
03/09/09 Robert Lang Achilles IR. Likely out for the season
03/05/09 Georges Laraque Back Out indefinitely
Name G A P
A Markov 9 41 50
A Kovalev 16 31 47
A Kostitsyn 23 16 39
S Koivu 11 25 36
T Plekanec 18 18 36
A Tanguay 10 17 27
Who would have thought in mid-March both the Islanders and Canadians leading scorers would both be defenders with Markov and Streit who no doubt will not be hearing the cheers he heard all-star weekend in a very important game for the Canadians and new gm/coach Bob Gainey.
Mathieu Schneider is also back with the Canadians so that adds to an offense that also has former Islander Roman Hamrlik.
Carey Price starts against the Islanders. Koivu had a big game in the comeback ot win against Edmonton.
Islanders have a win at Montreal in the infamous Ryan O'Byrne game and a blown lead at the Coliseum in a game they were well ahead long ago. Islanders obviously are a very different team from the last time they have met but have played almost every game competitive.
Isles are out of the Eastern Time Zone only for the Sunday game in Chicago with a big break coming up after Sunday.
Need to generate far more quality chances than they did Tuesday against a goaltender waiting to get beat in Martin Gerber Tuesday.
Canadians have another game against the Islanders in April at the Coliseum.