Islander News Articles 10/24

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/23/2007 09:32:00 PM | | | | | | | | | | |

Newsday: Erik Boland covered the Islanders beat for Wednesday's article and reports on Berard's injury. Ted Nolan will put Marc-Andre Bergeron back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Carolina.

"He had a couple of off games, so we gave him a rest and with everyone playing so well, we couldn't get him back in the lineup," Nolan said. "The guys ahead of him were just playing that much better. You have to give him credit because he's been very positive. Right now, he has a chance to get back in there and do his thing."

NYI Fan Central Comments:
The picture is exactly where I thought Berard got hurt watching the game.

Hopefully the time off settled down Bergeron. My early impression of him right or wrong is he had no pressure coming here from Edmonton and got a chance to settle in but now that he's on the club from day one with expectations as well as a new defensive partner who was also new in Andy Sutton it's more of a struggle for him.

I don't know, we'll have to see how he does starting against Carolina.

Updated Wednesday am
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's update going into tonight's game against Lowell is about how the Sound Tigers lead the league in being shorthanded five against three.

"You've got to be ready to compete every shift," coach Jack Capuano said. "If you're not, you're going to take penalties. "If it continues," he added, "some guys are going to sit."

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Lowell Devils
WHEN — Tonight, 7:05
WHERE — Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Mass.
ON THE AIR — No radio; Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio also updated his blog with a chart to illustrate the disparity of the amount of times the club has played two men short.

Recordnet: Scott Linesburgh had more on former Islander prospect Ryan O'Marra being sent to Stockton Thunder and will make his ECHL debut tonight when he joins the club. O'Marra joins goaltender Devan Dubnyk as first-round picks who have been sent to the Thunder.

"He wasn't getting the ice time they want a young guy to get, which is why he was sent to me," Cichocki said. "He'll play here, and he's guy with a lot of skill and grit, which is exciting to see."

Edmonton Sun: Edmonton Journal : Have plenty of coverage of Colorado's win in Ryan Smyth's emotional return to Edmonton.