According to Arthur Staple, the Islanders have signed 2010 first rounder (30th overall) Brock Nelson to an entry-level deal. Nelson had 27 goals this year for North Dakota. He will head to Bridgeport for the remainder of their season.
– Al Montoya will start again tonight in goal.
– Steve Staios and Milan Jurcina will be scratched. That means that Matt Donovan will make his NHL debut and Dylan Reese should also be in the lineup.
– Full lines when they are announced.
– WSJ with a piece about the Isles’ relationship (or lack thereof) with Pat LaFontaine.
– Did you know Matt Donovan is the NINTH Islander draft pick from the 2008 draft to play in the NHL? NINE. That’s a lot of players. (Eric Hornick) If he ever gets here, Kirill Petrov is likely to be the 10th.