NOTES — Hamonic, Nelson Cleared for Contact

Great news today for the Islanders and Sound Tigers as Travis Hamonic and Brock Nelson both skated in Bridgeport this morning. That doesn’t mean they’re cleared to play, but it means they’re getting closer… Jesse Joensuu has returned to Long Island and is healthy… The Sound Tigers have signed Jack Combs and Chad Costello, a move in preparation for losing players to the NHL. They are both forwards… And the Maple Leafs fired Brian Burke because… Uh… That’s just wacky to do at this moment.