Surfing's not a sport, it's a way of life - you know, a hobby. It's a way of looking at that wave and saying, "Hey bud, let's party!"
Well then. The troops have come home from the road excited by victories but hitting the medical tent in droves.
Jay Pandolfo (broken foot) also officially hit IR (retroactively), and though Rick DiPietro (groin) is out with no timetable and Michael Grabner (groin) is day to day, you might expect one of those open roster slots to be taken soon by Evgeni Nabokov, who skated with the team this morning.
That means there's plenty of room for roster-gazing and armchair Bridgeport recalls in the near term, and those are already in the works. [UPDATE: It's Kevin Poulin and Tim Wallace on the way up.]
Down on the farm, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers do not play again until Saturday at home, so that leaves at minimum two mid-week games for the Islanders to go depth diving. Even with Nino Niederreiter (concussion) not on IR yet, the Islanders have at least one extra non-goalie spot they can fill on the 23-man roster. (Mark Fistric has a hearing for his hit on Nino, but he says he's innocent.)
Newsday's Arthur Staple just tweeted that Kevin Poulin will be recalled on emergency basis. He also predicts that forward slot will be taken either by Justin DiBenedetto or Tim Where Wallace At on emergency basis. [See official update above.]
The Islanders Need another Forward from the Farm. I want:
Justin DiBenedetto. For antagonization. (107 votes)
Tim Wallace. For The Wire riffs. (60 votes)
Casey Cizikas. I heart him now. (201 votes)
Other. (18 votes)
386 total votes