5:00 pm – Defenseman Thomas Pock, the lone Islanders’ healthy scratch on D tonight, has been placed on waivers.
Assuming Pock clears – and our hunch is he will – Pock could soon join what is already a fairly sound defense in Bridgeport and will be available to the Islanders as a depth defenseman.
The move could also enable Pock to continue developing in the Islanders’ and Scott Gordon’s system. After serving a 5-game suspension for a high elbow on Ottawa’s Ryan Shannon, Pock did not return to an open spot on the blueline because Freddy Meyer came off the injured list. The Islanders picked Pock off the waiver wire from the Rangers at the beginning of the season, but his play has been subpar and he did not make a case for the Islanders’ top-six.
Bruno Gervais has been placed on IR retroactive to Tuesday, November 25 and was not among the skaters this morning in a rehabbers-only workout at the Coliseum.
Mike Sillinger plays the final game of his AHL conditioning stint tonight when the Sound Tigers play in Worcester. If the veteran center is cleared for continued play, he will join the Islanders for practice on Monday.