There Were 242 Penalty Minutes in Last Night’s Sound Tigers Game (Video)
The Sound Tigers lost 5-2 to Springfield last night, but that’s not necessarily going to be the newsmaking headline when there were 242 penalty minutes combined between the two teams. Here’s the full highlight video, with the fights starting around the 3:00 mark.
THE MORNING SKATE — Nino and Donovan at the AHL All-Star Game
Last night the AHL All-Star Game took place in Providence, RI and it featured two Sound Tigers: Matt Donovan and Nino Niederreiter. Both were voted as starters for the game for the Eastern Conference, certainly a positive for the players and organization. The West won the game 7-6 — low scoring for an ASG, maybe? — and the only tally for the two Sound Tigers was a between-the-legs second assist from Niederreiter.
Sunday night was the skills competition and Donovan took part in the hardest shot contest:
Source — Islanders and Sound Tigers to Scrimmage at Coliseum
A source has confirmed to Point Blank that the Islanders and Sound Tigers will scrimmage at the Nassau Coliseum this week. The scrimmage is likely to be played on Wednesday and to be open to fans. Further details were not known.
INJURY UPDATE — Trio Skating in Bridgeport
Mike Fornabaio tweets that Travis Hamonic (concussion), Kirill Kabanov (arm) and Brock Nelson (jaw) all skated today in Bridgeport. Hamonic is obviously an important part of the Islanders defense, especially if Visnovsky does not come back. The Islanders have been and likely will continue to be very cautious with him. Kabanov and Nelson could both get a look at training camp, but it’s possible their injuries have hampered their chances. The Islanders have 11 forwards until NHL contract, 12 if you include Nino Niederreiter. That means there could be only one or two forward spots up for grabs. Other players in the running likely include David Ullstrom and Casey Cizikas.
- How are the Sound Tigers doing this year?
- Injury updates: Travis Hamonic, Kirill Kabanov
- If the lockout ended: Who would the Isles call up? How an AHL team replaces injuries and call ups.
- Nino Niederreiter
- Brock Nelson
- Calvin de Haan
- Kevin Poulin and Anders Nilsson
- Bridgeport vs. Springfield, tonight
With the NHL and NHLPA meeting late into the night yesterday on New Year’s, there’s some hope that a deal could get done and a season started by the end of January. But, like any good hockey fan, you shouldn’t get those hopes up too much. They’ve disappointed us all quite a bit already. Anyway, if in fact we do have hockey soon, the Islanders are going to be at a bit of a disadvantage with a number of injured players. Not on this list are David Ullstrom and Casey Cizikas who have both missed time this year to injury but are currently playing. Here’s what we’ve been able to compile: