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Trevor Gillies Returns Tomorrow

from Dyan LeBourdais of Islanders.com,

On Friday morning, as Andrew MacDonald was talking to the media, breaking the bad news that his season is finished, Islanders forward Trevor Gillies was on the ice at the Coliseum getting his practice in before returning to the line up tomorrow night against the Flyers.

“It’s great to have him back,” said oft-linemate Matt Martin. “He’s a big part of our team. He’ll stand up for any one of us and he went through a bit of a tough stretch with a couple suspensions. But I played with him all last year. I’ve never really seen him suspended.”

Martin continued, “It was tough for him, but he handled it well and he’s been very supportive of the guys. We’re very supportive of him as well. It’s definitely good to have him back.”

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SYF's avatar

If there’s another idiot that needs a timeout for the rest of the season, it’s this guy.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/25/11 at 07:34 PM ET

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Matt Martin needs a memory refresher.

Gillies was suspended 2 games in October of last year for sucker-punching Robert Bortuzzo after he (Gillies, not Bortuzzo) boarded somebody, pinning him (Bortuzzo) under his knee and beating him while he was unconscious.

IIRC, he was also suspended for too many match penalties associated with several other incidents in which he sucker-punched and/or boarded then sucker-punched other players.

Complete coward.

Posted by steviesteve on 03/25/11 at 08:15 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Can he last more than 2 shifts this time

Posted by Evilpens on 03/25/11 at 09:52 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Can he last more than 2 shifts this time

Posted by Evilpens on 03/25/11 at 07:52 PM ET

Doubtful.

I can’t wait to boo that piece of shit on the 8th.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/26/11 at 03:13 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

There should be a pool for how many minutes until his next suspension.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 03/26/11 at 12:19 PM ET

Paul's avatar

After the morning skate today, decision made he won’t dress tonight.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/26/11 at 03:16 PM ET

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