Islander-Sound Tiger Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/14/2009 06:35:00 PM | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports head coach Scott Gordon said he was not in a position to provide updates on the condition of either Joey MacDonald or Rick DiPietro at this time but tells the beatwriter his gameplan is to tell Yann Danis he is going to play against Boston.

Mr Logan also reports Garth Snow has been in contact with Wade Dubielewicz agent since the end of last night's game however no indication yet of an imminent signing at this time as the beatwriter notes Vancouver waived backup goaltender Curtis Sanford (7-7-0, 2.62 GAA, .906 save percentage) but also could be in the process of determining how long MacDonald will be out.

Vancouver Province: Jason Botchford reports the " likeable " Curtis Sanford if he clears waivers after the 9 a.m. (12PM EST) Thursday deadline will be re-assigned to AHL Manitoba.

The recent acquisition of Jason LaBarbera is one reason for today's move by the Canucks with Roberto Luongo readay to return the other.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Islanders have first claim on all NHL waivers given the standings.

0-2-0, 3.57, .860 in last 3 GPI

Sanford's recent injury problems/game results here which conflict slightly:

Dec 31, 2008: Groin, sidelined indefinitely.
Jan 7, 2009: Missed 3 games (groin).
Dec 31, 2008: Groin, sidelined indefinitely.
Dec 1, 2008: Back injury, day-to-day.

Jul 2, 2008: Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year contract salary: $650,000.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his Sound Tiger blog reports both Peter Mannino and Nate Lawson are in Hartford and expected to dress for tonights game but will have another updated around 6:50pm.

And at 6:50pm on the button another update reporting Peter Mannino will start here with the lineups which includes Kenny Morrow with the team.

Utah Grizzlies: Released emergency backup goaltender Jay Stevens for those wondering if there is a ripple effect.

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