Islander News Articles 12/29

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/29/2008 03:04:00 AM | | | | Reported the Islanders sent Yann Danis & Jeremy Colliton back to Bridgeport on Sunday.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Most likely means DiPietro and Sillinger play Monday but it could also be a one-day paper transaction with them both returning depending on what the morning skate brings.

Bridgeport was off Sunday and does not play until Friday.

Newsday: Greg Logan has more from Brendan Witt who talked about the improved effort on defense at length and included he felt guys are taking more pride in how they play. Head coach Scott Gordon also discussed some changes and adjustments that were made along with the down-low work and recognition.

Mr Logan also reports the infamous NHL source claims Garth Snow is looking for draft picks for any possible trade of Doug Weight. Dave Starman covering the WJC has comments from UNH assistant coach Scott Borek on Islander prospect Blake Kessel playing for team USA at the World Junior Championship.

“His lateral movement is great — he closes up well and has great instincts,” said assistant coach Scott Borek of UNH. “He is the real deal and definitely an NHL-type player.”

It should be noted the IIHF website for the WJC has the team features and game articles for those looking for more on David Ullstrom, Jyri Niemi and Kirill Petrov.

I have been looking at the articles but not much beyond who scored in terms of Islander centric information.

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