Islander Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/07/2008 04:12:00 PM | | |
Islanders website: Has Ted Nolan's comments about how his players must work from here, that the club will stay on the road after Saturday's game and head straight to Florida from Philadelphia. Rick DiPietro returns to the net as the coach had the following injury updates:

Brendan Witt rolled his ankle but is expected to play against Philadelphia.
Bruno Gervais will join the team on the road trip, but it is unsure when or if he'll play because of the concussion.
Frans Nielsen could be back within the week.
Andy Sutton could meet up with the team in Montreal after skating today.

Isles also have prospect updates on Jason Gregoire, Blake Kessel and Rhett Rakhshani.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Ted Nolan is correct that there cannot be one weak link and that there is no tomorrow. His weak link is his scoring and his powerplay and there is hiding from it.

Isles need wins in ten of twelve games or it's essentially over. Just the head to head games by the clubs competing with the Isles make for no other alternative.

One thing going for them is a rare could of days off in a row after Saturday. You hate to use excuses but going back to the Minnesota game on Feb 9th this club has had only two days off in a row twice over a full month. That early schedule that saw them play three times in twenty four days combined with so many injuries is no small factor now.