New York Announces 23 Man Roster: Strome Staying For Now

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/05/2011 03:20:00 PM |

Islanders website: Announced it's twenty three man roster. Trevor Frischmon and Dylan Reese have been assigned to Bridgeport, Kirill Kabanov has been returned to Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Forwards (13)
Josh Bailey, Blake Comeau, Michael Grabner, Matt Martin, Matt Moulson, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Jay Pandolfo, PA Parenteau, Marty Reasoner, Brian Rolston, Ryan Strome and John Tavares

Defensemen (7)
Mark Eaton, Travis Hamonic, Milan Jurcina, Andrew MacDonald, Mike Mottau, Steve Staios and Mark Streit

Goalies (3)
Rick DiPietro, Al Montoya and Evgeni Nabokov

Jeremy Colliton, Trevor Gillies, Mark Katic, Nino Niederreiter and Rhett Rakhshani are all listed on the team’s injured reserve list.

NYIFC Comments:
Strome and Niederreiter are likely tied together, however given practice lines, Parenteau, Okposo and Rolston are the right wingers with Pandolfo. After nine games off IR for Niederreiter, nine games for Strome, we will get our answers.

Notable is Jurcina is on active roster. As players come off injured reserve, expect some players to go to Bridgeport, but Katic is likely season, Rakhshani longer term.

Gillies, if injured, will likely be spotted, teams are not permitted to falsely list specific injuries per NHL rules beyond lower/upper body.

Ct Post: Going back to an earlier article from Michael Fornabaio, Tomas Marcinko could play in Bridgeport, if he wanted, so his contract is not NHL or Europe only.

Teams generally do not carry twenty three skaters for long.

Blair Betts is a center for those who wanted him claimed to play right wing.
Hofstra Chronicle: Reports the teams radio contract is expected to continue for 2011-12, with an announcement Friday.

NYIFC Comments:
Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz treats the New York Islanders like the enemy, and seems very willing to let any mixed use development go next to his university per his lukewarm referendum comments back in May here and virtually no university support for their neighbor of forty years.