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BACK AND FORTH

Players juggling their time in the NHL and AHL

Wednesday, 03.26.2008 / 3:17 PM ET / News
By Jason Lockhart  - Website/Publications Coordinator
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BACK AND FORTH

Injuries have piled up on the Islanders as the 2007-08 season comes to close giving many prospects a chance to show their talents at the NHL level. But with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders' AHL affiliate, in the middle of a playoff race, management has tried to help them out as best as they can by having players skate in their games between Islanders games. The result has been a lot of traveling for some players and some half-empty practices.

"Today we skated with two and a half lines out there," said Ted Nolan, following practice at Iceworks on Wednesday. "It's tough. You have to figure out different ways to run practice. We try to get the guys who are here to focus on the games. We're still professional athletes here and we have to prepare accordingly. And we have to be ready to play because if we're not ready to play, that's how more injuries occur."
Jeremy Colliton

Jeremy Colliton, Steve Regier, Tim Jackman and Matthew Spillier took part in the Islanders' 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday and will help Bridgeport try to defeat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tonight in Pennsylvania.

"They're in a dogfight to make the playoffs," said Nolan. "Hopefully, they do a great job for them and then come back and do a great job for us. But they'll be in the taxi squad the next little while considering our injuries and the games in Bridgeport."

INJURY REPORT

Frans Nielsen (shoulder) and Bruno Gervais (concussion) both participated in practice today at Iceworks, but will not make the trip to Pittsburgh with the team. They may be in the lineup for the Islanders' home game against New Jersey on Saturday.


THOUGHTS ON KO'S FIRST FOUR GAMES
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"What you see with Kyle is a pretty impressive player," said Nolan. "The more comfortable gets, the more he'll demonstrate his natural ability. Some of his ability is something you might not want to coach, but just watch. You can perhaps tinker with it a little. His comfort level on the ice has been much better. He's feeling his way out on the ice and creating some room for himself. Kyle is getting better and better every game."





Mike Mole
WELCOME MIKE MOLE

Islanders prospect Mike Mole made his way to Long Island yesterday to take part in his first practice with an NHL team during the regular season. Signed by the Islanders on October 5, 2006, Mole has gone 18-13-5 with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL this year. Utah is the Islanders' ECHL affiliate. He spent a brief time with Bridgeport this season, while Joey MacDonald was with the Islanders, but did not play in a game. Nolan expects Mole to backup Wade Dubielewicz the rest of the season with Bridgeport making a push for the playoffs.



A MOOSE HUNT


An interesting little moose clothing hook was found in Bill Guerin's locker today. After some investigation, it turns out Guerin won the hook in a silent auction up in Moncton, New Brunswick during training camp.

"There were four items up for bid in this silent auction at some fundraiser in Moncton," said Guerin. "I put down $150 for all four items and won all four. I ended up giving a DVD player to one of the zamboni drivers at the rink and the boom box to someone else who helped us out up there. I kept the moose."

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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