Islander Notables: WC Rosters/Sound Tigers

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/15/2010 03:32:00 PM |
Toronto Sun: QMI Agency reports rumors on Thursday that media giant Quebecor was set to buy the New York Islanders have no foundation nor has there ever been any discussions with the Islanders ownership group.

Tsn.ca: Reports John Tavares was named to Team Canada for the upcoming World Championships.

Team USA Hockey: Released part of it's roster for the 2010 World Championships which will include Kyle Okposo and Jack Hillen.

NYIFC Comments:
Call me the only person in North America wondering if there is any chance Rick DiPietro could be a late addition to this roster? As teams are eliminated from NHL playoffs more players will be added to roster.

Also reported Mark Streit will not participate for Team Switzerland, due to long season and the Olympics. There has been nothing on Bergenheim either way but his injury did not look good at all.

Will wait on an official release for Frans Nielsen, Kirill Petrov or other possible Islander roster players or prospects.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reported on teams practice Thursday, while sidebar has latest from Patroit-News writer Tim Leone as injuries plus goaltending questions face Bears Head coach, Mark French.

AHL.com: Reports Mikko Koskinen and Jake Gannon were recalled by Bridgeport on Thursday with Bears recalling three from their ECHL team in South Carolina.

NYIFC Comments:
Mikko Koskinen played and won deciding game five for Utah. I don't know why he was recalled so it could be paper transaction, limit to conditioning stint or perhaps he is going to play at World Championships? Fair to write he will not be playing over Scott Munroe or Nate Lawson unless there was an injury not reported.

Updated:
Utah coach Kevin Colley confirms Koskinen's depaeture back to Bridgeport and that Mike Morrison will play games one and two for the Grizzlies Utah here.

USHL: Islanders prospect Anders Lee has been named rookie of the year with Green Bay.

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