Islander News Articles 3/1:

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/29/2008 09:20:00 PM | | | | |
Newsday: Roderick Boone covered today's events at practice and reported Rick DiPietro's preference is to play and that the coach has not been informed of his goaltender's status beyond Saturday after the loss of his grandmother.

Brendan Witt is a gametime decision, Frans Nielsen day to day. A few words with no comments on the Core of Four plaque ceremony.

Daily News: Peter Botte filed a mid-day Friday article reporting DiPietro may miss Sunday's game and updated the Core of The Four ceremonies Friday. Aaron Johnson practiced on the wing Friday in Frans Nielsen's spot.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Twice this week now the News filed a story in the middle of the day. Hopefully a full article appears for Saturday morning but that's doubtful. Mr Botte's doing a little too much speculation on DiPietro writing Dubielewicz will start Sunday because there are no quotes to support it.

My guess is someone is recalled from Bridgeport or Witt returns and Johnson plays forward in Frans Nielsen's spot. Will Dubie get a road tune-up game on Saturday night for Bridgeport who are at home, then start Sunday afternoon.

Courier Post: Chuck Gormley reports Martin Biron will start in goal for Philadelphia Saturday. Jaroslav Modry (left rotator cuff) practiced but did not make the trip and is doubtful for the weekend.

Sound Tigers website: Reports Bridgeport won at WBS Friday 3-2 against the Penguins with Trevor Smith scoring the game winner. Ben Walter returned to the lineup, Joey MacDonald had thirty five saves. Colton Fretter's equipment never arrived so he did not play.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game recap on Bridgeport's win includes Dustin Kohn having problems again with his shoulder and Jeremy Colliton looked good if the Islanders decide to look to the AHL to replace Frans Nielsen.

Times Leader: Has the WBS Pens coverage.