4/16/10

Islander News Articles 4/17

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/16/2010 09:53:00 PM
General manager Garth Snow was in Hershey to watch the Sound Tigers on Friday night and confirmed during the first intermission prospect Kirill Petrov was " extended an invitation " to attend the teams prospect camp in July and had nothing to add beyond that.

NYIFC Comments:
The broadcaster said the full audio interview with the general manager should be posted in a few days. Snow discussed the Sound Tigers, Islanders/World Championships and team construction but nothing you have not read in the past, complete with sprinkling in veterans.

In terms of Kirill Petrov, he has a standing contract with another team for next season with Ak Bars, until the Isles pay him to make up for that contract and Ak Bars agrees to him no longer playing for their club (perhaps also wanting compensation) there is nothing to be said regarding next season whether it be New York or Bridgeport. Being extended an invitation for a prospect camp in July is a long way from being free to sign here and coming to terms.

Mckeesport Daily News: Josh Yohe reports Penguins defenseman Jordan Leopold left with 2:41 remaining in the first period after sustaining a possibly serious injury, after being struck by an elbow from former Islander defenseman Andy Sutton. Leopold remained motionless on the ice for quite some time, however was not assessed a penalty in a contest Pittsburgh went on to win.

Associated Press: Also note what happened.

Updated: Tsn.ca Bob McKenzie does a twitter update there will be no league discipline for Sutton.
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Cannot promise this will be part of daily news articles, however for game one I wanted to give everyone some place to follow New York Islander prospect playoffs.

NYIFC prospect blog has local papers for each player with game coverage in most instances.

Casey Cizikas: Has an assist for St. Michael's Majors in their win against Barrie Colts.

Kevin Poulin: Allowed four goals in Victoriaville's loss to Saint John's.

Travis Hamonic: Had a goal, a powerplay assist for Brandon in their 4-2 series opening win against the Calgary Hitman and was selected as first start of game.
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Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's recap of game two 3-2 win by Hershey with blog entries and a preview of game three, while Patroit-News: Has Tim Leone's coverage and blog entries.

Lebanon Daily News: Also covers the Hershey Bears but updated articles appear quicker in sports section as opposed to team page in publication.

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