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New York Islander Fan Central | 1/14/2009 10:00:00 PM | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan repeats most of his earlier blog entry on who the backup goaltender will be including head coach Scott Gordon comments but does have a few words from Yann Danis about starting.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Danis played a very even preseason with Joey MacDonald and did not look out of place in any of his starts. For two periods he looked good against Montreal given he had to have some rust on his game and on Tuesday responded well. I expect if he does play for an extended period he will do a solid job in goal.

NY Post: Dan Martin had most of the same comments from Scott Gordon and Yann Danis that appeared in Newsday.

Boston Globe: Fluto Shinzawa reports in the Bruins blog defenseman Aaron Ward, injured against Montreal on Tuesday will not travel to New York and is out. Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic, and Andrew Ference will travel. Lucic is the closest of the three and said tomorrow remains a possibility, although he said he is not 100 percent.

Mr Shinzawa reports Lucic has not participated in a full-contact practice with battle drills, and speculates it's doubtful he'll play.

* Goaltender Manny Fernandez will be available tomorrow. According to the Herald, Fernandez has been suffering from back spasms.

* Matt Lashoff, back on emergency recall will be the team's sixth defenseman against the Islanders. Vladimir Sobotka has been recalled from Providence and join the Bruins on this two-game road trip.

Sobotka is taking the place of Martins Karsums, who has been assigned to Providence.

Boston Herald: Steven Harris has Bruins coverage.

The Vanguard: Tina Comeau reports the Legendary Hockey Heroes came to the Yarmouth Mariners Center Tuesday for the Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge which raised over $3,000 for Juniper House with Hockey Hall of Famers Bryan Trottier, Steve Shutt and Billy Smith along with hockey legends Bob Bourne, Cliff Ronning, Gary Leeman and Gord Gallant who defeated the Tri-County Law Enforcement All-Star Hockey Team 11-6.

Daily Gleaner: Bruce Hallihan reports the all-stars meet the Legendary Hockey Heroes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aitken Centre. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go towards the Brendon Oreto Kids program.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Anyone else find it absolutely incredible Bill Smith is going back to back, Bryan Trottier who just returned from China and all these legendary Islanders/former players keep going while here not too many players can stay healthy for long?

The Record: Jeff Hicks has an interview with former interim Islander head coach Bill Stewart who talks about wanting to get back into coaching in junior hockey and can once again enter the US after years of working in Europe.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Bill Stewart was banned from entering the United States for twice smuggling a Ukrainian-born player over the Canada-US border in the baggage compartment of the team bus. Reports Bridgeport lost at Hartford 4-2 Wednesday.

1. BRI Joensuu, (12) (Bentivoglio, Wotton), 2:06
1. HFD Parenteau, (16) (Sanguinetti, Anisimov), 13:13 (PP)
1. HFD Dupont, (9) (Anisimov, Parenteau), 18:26
2. BRI Walter, (8) (Iggulden, Joensuu), 17:11
3. HFD Owens, (7) (Urquhart, Weise), 2:48
3. HFD Pyatt, (8) (Moore, Fahey), 14:22

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has Bridgeport Sound Tigers coverage of their 4-2 loss in Hartford.

Junior Lessard made his Bridgeport debut on right wing.

Hartford Courant: Has Wolfpack coverage.

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