Skinner signed: 7/4 New York notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/03/2008 10:21:00 AM | | | | |

Updated 1:30pm
In the notables department reports here the Pittsburgh Penguins has verbally agreed to deals with forwards Miroslav Satan and Ruslan Fedotenko with both one-year contracts, with Satan earning $3.5 million next year and Fedotenko $2.5 million.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
My thanks to both Satan and Fedotenko for playing hurt and for both being class acts while wearing a New York Islander uniform and best of luck in Pittsburgh when they are not playing our team. Unfortunately neither were able to produce enough with Satan struggling for the better part of two seasons under Ted Nolan.

Still, Satan had some very memorable goals against the Pens on Al Arbour night and the game he got to overtime against the Devils, to be centered by Malkin and Crosby will only help their careers.

Updated 12:30pm:
Newsday: Greg Logan updated the Islanders Newsday blog and corrected an error on how many one-way contract he reported but again notes the few spots on the current roster if any more players are signed.

He also notes the two way qualifying offers to most of the prospects and that Tambellini, Gervais, Walter and Colliton all would have to clear waivers on the way down to the AHL if they were assigned to Bridgeport and that Frans Nielsen was qualified on a two-way contract for 30 more NHL games.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Mr Logan edits and updates his blog entries, I would check back to see if he clarifies some of this, including what Nielsen's thirty game qualifer means being that he is one of the oldest prospects.

I was not aware Jeremy Colliton had to clear waivers if he signed a two way contract considering how few games he has played in the NHL but his age could be a factor and he was drafted in 2003. I have read some conflicting information about this.

My guess is Mr Fornabaio will see Mr Logan's blog and fill in some details but a good job to bring us some information on this because it will determine some decisions as to who goes down vs who cannot go without waivers.

Sound Announce the signings of center Mike Iggulden and defenseman Brett Skinner to one-year,
two-way contracts.

Mike Iggulden was profiled yesterday and in the Ct Post today.

Brent Skinner spent last season with the Providence Bruins and posted the best numbers of his career last season scoring seven goals and 40 assists for 47 points. The 25 year-old has played three seasons in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, Portland Pirates, and Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights totaling 17 goals and 73 assists for 90 points. Prior to his AHL career, Skinner played three seasons with the University of Denver winning two National Championships in 2004 and 2005.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Brent Skinner's profile from is posted here obviously there is seemingly no room on the current New York roster for Skinner or Iggulden unless they force someone out in a trade.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has been keeping a depth chart of players under contract to New York/Bridgeport for next season.

G--Yann Danis, Peter Mannino
D--Jamie Fraser, Jack Hillen, Dustin Kohn, Andrew MacDonald, Mark Wotton (V), Andy Sertich, Brent Skinner, Chris Lee
LW--Sean Bentivoglio, Jesse Joensuu, Jason Pitton, Kurtis McLean, Mitch Fritz
C--Micheal Haley, Tyler Haskins, Rob Hennigar, Tomas Marcinko, Trevor Smith
RW--Mike Iggulden, Tim Jackman (V), Joel Rechlicz

I added everyone to the to the list as of 3:30pm 7/3

I have been updating the sidebar with the roster changes as players come and go, with Drew Fata deleted.