Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inuries, Call-ups & A Signing

This shouldn't be a busy day of news, and it really wasn't until about 8 pm.

First off, there has been no news about the status of Frans Nielsen and his groin strain. However, he did manage to get in a little curling with the boys. Hopefully, he's okay.

Kevin Poulin has arrived in Canada to join the Islanders and was on the ice along with Nate (the great) Lawson this morning for a practice. Mark Eaton, however, has been sent home with a hip injury and will not continue on with the team. This is a devastating blow to the defense. This is why Dylan Reese made the trip, but he is certainly no replacement for Mark Eaton.

As no forward has been recalled from Bridgeport, it is assumed that Blake Comeau will be available to play tomorrow.

While Rick DiPietro's adductor tweak doesn't seem to be serious, I posted a question this morning to my HB crowd about whether or not we should see Kevin Poulin in a game during this trip. Like say... TOMORROW in Edmonton. Personally, I would love to see the kid play just to see what he can do.

Some say that would be rushing him and others feel the way I do and want to see what the future of the Islanders will look like. For a Goalie prospect post, check out Matt Clausen's look at the Isles Goalies and see what he has to say about Nate the Great and Poulin.

Speaking of the future of the Islanders, a little piece of next season has been locked up with the signing of Milan Jurcina to a one year extension. Nice going! Now, stay off the IR, thank you.

So check out and let's see who ends up in net tomorrow

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