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New York Islander Fan Central | 1/04/2008 09:51:00 PM | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Katie Strang reports Rick DiPietro will not be suspended by the league for wearing pads and updates the injury situation of Martinek and Aaron Johnson who could be headed to Bridgeport for conditioning but will go on the trip with the club.

Islanders website: Previews the upcoming road trip and has some side items.

Sometimes there is nothing like a good, old road trip," said head coach Ted Nolan. "The guys get a chance to go out and have dinner together and hang out with each other, especially since we have days off in between the games. I'm looking forward to the trip.

“This is prime time for hockey. Right after Christmas, the New Year begins and so does the stretch run for the playoffs. This is what it's all about and why we play."

Eagle Tribune: David Willis reports former Islander Scott LaChance is now an assistant coach at Andover.

"I am really happy to be able to spend time with my kids after moving around for so many years," he said. "Down the road I could see (coaching) as something I would like to do. But I don't know if I would want to coach outside of high school. It's nice to be able to grow into something. I like where I am now."

Sound Tigers website: Has the recap of Bridgeport's win at Norfolk. Reports on Bridgeport's 4-3 shootout win at Norfolk Friday night. Jeff Tambellini had a goal and two assists, Frans Nielsen had a goal and an assist, while Andy Srtich had a goal in his Sound Tiger debut.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged on the Sound Tigers win at Norfolk, but the Ct Post at this time does not have a game article.

Virginian Pilot: Paul White's game story on the Admirals shootout loss to Bridgeport.