12:45pm — Coach Capuano said he hopes to have Matt Carkner ready to go for the Flyers’ game on Monday, but nothing is set in stone.
There were some hijinks at practice today, signs that the team that looked loose after a big win. Rick DiPietro, whose stall is next to Casey Cizikas’, had some funny interview advice for the youngster. Should be worth watching if it that video makes it onto the official site. Capuano blew his whistle at the late arriving media to round us up for his availability. After last night, this is a very loose team. Good to see.
11:45am — The Islanders are on the ice at the Coliseum today with the same lines from last night. One addition is Matt Carkner on the ice, who gives the team eight defenders. Another addition is Jim Shearer, the host of VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, filming part of an upcoming episode at practice today. Spoiler alert; #20 is a Bon Jovi song.
Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner – Aucoin – Reasoner/Ullstrom
Martin – Cizikas – Boulton/McDonald