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Morning Skate Updates 4/1/13

Monday, 04.1.2013 / 11:15 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Morning Skate Updates 4\/1\/13
The Islanders will have morning skate at Prudential Center at 11:30 a.m. in preparation for their game tonight against the New Jersey Devils. Check this space for the latest updates throughout the skate.

11:30: Full team is out on the ice, including newcomer Anders Lee, who was just signed to an Entry-Level Contract upon completing his junior season at Notre Dame.

11:33: The guys getting ready to go at Prudential Center.



11:40: Kyle Okposo putting a shot on net.



11:44: Anders Lee's stall in the dressing room.



11:48: Lee in line during a drill.



11:57: Jack Capuano says Radek Martinek is in for Matt Carkner tonight. Anders Lee will not play. Evgeni Nabokov in goal. Full audio from the coach coming soon.

12:25: Here's the full audio from Capuano: New York Islanders - Jack Capuano 04/01/2013

12:40: Kyle Okposo, on bouncing back from Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh: "You have to take the positives from that game and incorporate that for future games, but we need two points and that's the bottom line. You've just got to find a way right now. We've got 14 games left and need to make a push."

12:47: Okposo, on facing the Devils tonight: They had our number at home a couple times, and we beat them here once and at home once. It's going to be a good game. We're fighting for points and these guys are just ahead of us in the standings, so it's going to be an important game for us."

12:50: Lee, on coming to a team making a playoff push right now: "It's great. These guys have been battling hard all year. We're right there. If there's anything I can do to help that push, I'm all for it."

12:52: Lee, on how much thought he gave to playing in the NHL: "It's a dream come true. My focus was the team at Notre Dame and the guys in that locker room. Unfortunately, we were knocked out, but this was the opportunity that comes from that."

12:54: Lee, on if the chance to play right away enticed him to sign the ELC: "Yeah. When you have this opportunity - it's a once in a lifetime - you've got to take advantage of it and be ready for it. As a hockey player dreaming to play in the NHL, you can't turn away from that."

Check NewYorkIslanders.com tonight for live updates of the game between the Islanders and Devils. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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