1:10 pm, Iceworks – No Kyle Okposo, originally thought by the coach to be possible for last weekend.
No Radek Martinek, shown by The Plus cameras to be getting shoulder treatment on the bench on Saturday. Scott Gordon said after practice today he hoped to have Martinek on Thursday in Washington. Islanders PR ace Seth Sylvan said the defenseman is officially “day-to-day.”
No Nate Thompson, diagnosed as “banged up” by the head coach. Thompson is also listed by the team as “day-to-day.”
No Bruno Gervais. Five weeks after the Islanders announced he would be out 4-6 weeks, Rick DiPietro skated before practice. His return does not appear imminent.
Here are today’s practice combinations:
Fritz – Sillinger – Jackman
Bergenheim – Weight – Guerin
Hilbert – Bailey – Hunter
Tambellini – Park – Sim
Six D: Campoli, Meyer, Pock (cleared waivers, as expected), Streit, Sutton, Witt.
The NHL’s Third Star and Danis in nets.
Fritz and Jackman are emergency recalls. Gordon on the promotion of Fritz over Jeremy Colliton and others in Bridgeport: “Washington has an element of toughness…”
The coach on the league-wide recognition of Joey MacDonald, named the NHL’s Third Star for November: “He deserves it. You cannot have success as a team if you don’t have No. 1 goaltender performances on a nightly basis. Joey’s been able to perform like everyone else’s No. 1.”
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