The Sound Tigers have provided a statement to Point Blank on their tenure in Bridgeport, Connecticut following Bruce Ratner’s proclamation earlier today that the team will occupy the Coliseum when the Islanders head to Brooklyn:
Charles Wang owns both the Islanders and Sound Tigers in addition to Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment, which manages the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Are Ryan Strome, Andrey Pedan and Scott Mayfield Headed East?
Tonight, three of the Islanders’ 2011 draft picks were eliminated from their respective post-season tournaments. That could pave the way for all of them to head east to either Long Island or, most likely, Bridgeport.
For one, defender Andrey Pedan, who scored a few goals for his team, was knocked out of the OHL playoffs tonight. If you read his twitter, it sounds like his bags are already packed. To read more of this story, click here
Sound Tigers netminder Anders Nilsson, out since late January with a mystery ailment, is skating with the team this morning.
The CT Post’s Mike Fornabaio tweeted some Sound Tiger injury updates today. Fornabaio says that defender Calvin de Haan has resumed skating; “Skating; just got to shoot the puck again. Some time before contact, though.” To read more of this story, click here
Tonight in Hartford, Rick DiPietro had a bad start to his Sound Tigers career. DiPietro allowed five goals to the CT Whale on 12 shots and was pulled after the first intermission in favor of Kenny Reiter. Here’s the full box score.
Anders Nilsson’s Injury Remains a Mystery
Over the weekend, Kenny Reiter started Saturday and Sunday’s games for the Sound Tigers, after Kevin Poulin was called up to the Island. Missing was Anders Nilsson, the Islanders other young goaltending prospect in the AHL, who hasn’t been seen on the ice in February. To read more of this story, click here