12:50 pm – The morning after, the Islanders took the ice at the Coliseum missing the following people:
Rick DiPietro – Did not practice today and Yann Danis is not here. We’re told DiPietro is expected to practice Wednesday at Iceworks.
Since Rick has been on the ice for a total of about 60 minutes since last Thursday, wouldn’t think he’ll be starting Thursday. But you never know. Maybe he’ll be the healthy backup again.
Scott Gordon – According to a team official, the coach is out today “for personal reasons.” We hope everything is okay with Scott and will always respect his privacy.
Radek Martinek – The Islanders announced after practice that Martinek is out 4-6 weeks with an “upper-body injury.”
Blake Comeau – He’s not returning to the Islanders’ lineup after yesterday’s 7-1 loss. Comeau has been sent to Bridgeport (AHL).
Brendan Witt – Practiced today, showing balls when a veteran of his stature could have taken a day off after bleeding from the head less than 24 hours earlier. Said Witt: “Brendan Witt 1, the Nassau Coliseum ice 0.”
Chris Campoli – Skated with the team today, but could not talk about it.
Citing team policy, Islanders assistant coaches were not made available to the media.