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The New York Islanders have traded Chris Simon to the Minnesota Wild for a 6th round draft pick. (source: TSN)
The San Jose Sharks have dealt defenceman Rob Davison to the New York Islanders for a seventh-round draft pick.
The hard-hitting defenceman has scored 14 points in 176 games over five seasons with the Sharks, who drafted him in 1998.
Sources say the Islanders and centre Mike Comrie have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to keep the Edmonton, Alberta native in Long Island
from Greg Logan of Newsday,
According to an NHL source, the Islanders now have made an offer to right wing Miroslav Satan in addition to their previous offers to centers Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko’s agent is engaged in discussions with Isles general manager Garth Snow and has made it clear his client wants to stay, but it’s doubtful that will lead to a contract before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
Update 12:30am ET: According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the NYI are close to locking Comrie down for one more year.
from On the Islanders Beat at Newsday,
A deal sending McCabe to the Islanders remains a longshot at this point, but if Fletcher yields his first-round pick, it could become a real possibility.
Trent Hunter signs a five year contract with the Islanders and here is something new, watch the video release…
from Greg Logan of Newsday,
Simon was booed by a segment of the crowd when he took his first couple of shifts in the first period, and there was no discernible applause to counter that negative reaction….
“For me to be effective and play the way I can, I have to be in the moment and focus on each game, each shift,” Simon said. “I can’t control what other people think. All I can do is work hard and play hard.”
via the AP,
New York Islanders coach Ted Nolan was not behind the bench at the start of Monday’s game against the San Jose Sharks because of what the team called a ‘‘personal matter.’‘
No other details were immediately available, and it was not known if Nolan would coach at all during the afternoon game.
update 3:00pm, Nolan behind the bench for the 2nd period.
added 3:21pm, Now Evgeni Nabokov. took a shot from the point right into the mask. Looks like a possible nose, mouth injury and he has left the game.
added 3:37pm, Nabokov suffered a facial laceration, he may return for the 3rd period.
added 5:20pm, Nolan’s son Jordan plays for the Windsor Spitfires and Ted was speaking with his son about the sudden death of Mickey Renaud.
In a trend both heartening and frustrating for the organization and its fans, the disparity in attendance between weekdays and weekends and holidays has become more glaring than ever.
Take this week. Tuesday, only 11,193 people bought tickets despite a promotion that discounted prices for women - and far fewer than that actually showed up during a winter storm.
This holiday weekend, though, games against Atlanta and San Jose are all but certain to be the eighth and ninth sellouts of the season, already three more than all of 2006-07.
Simon will be eligible to return to the Islanders’ line-up against the Tampa Bay Lightning next Thursday. He has been serving a 30-game suspension for stomping on the leg of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu.
“What I love most is playing hockey and when it gets taken away I realize how much I love it. Ted has always been a great help and a great supporter. My teammates were amazing. The whole organization kept checking in on me and seeing how I was doing and what I was up to. I really appreciated that,” Simon said after practice.
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