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Islanders News: Down the Ladd-er and up the Brassard

The Islanders prepare for the Flyers, but won’t be bringing their old alternate captain.

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Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Islanders
This is my score face.
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The Islanders made a roster move yesterday, but it wasn’t one that actually affects the current roster. It just prevents it from getting worse via seniority.

Islanders News

  • Andrew Ladd isn’t done, but Andrew Ladd is on waivers. Once he clears today, he and his unclaimable contract will return to Bridgeport to try to get to a point where the knee will allow him to be an NHLer. [LHH | Newsday | Isles | Soundin’ Off | NHL]
  • For the latest PTIsles, Joe Buono had WFAN columnist Andy Graziano on to discuss, among other things, how Barry Trotz’s Isles trail only the last two Stanley Cup winners. [LHH podcasts]
  • Derrick Brassard was back at center the other night, but not for long. [Newsday]
  • “It’s not about one guy — it’s more the team and taking pride in who we are and what we do,” says Cal Clutterbuck, who watched his captain walk out the door for more futile pastures. [Athletic]
  • The Islanders are among the teams properly managing the load for their goalies. [ESPN]
  • So former NFLer Damien Woody had a grand old time taking in his first Islanders game, with some “crazy” Islanders fans. [LHH | Isles]
  • The Railers’ special teams failed them in a 5-2 loss. [Railers HC]
  • Meet the Islanders’ puppy raiser. [Isles]


Last night’s NHL scores include a mammoth night for the Oilers’ two capable scorers, and a Lightning absolute obliteration of the Rangers.

  • NHL Power Rankings: The Islanders are up to #4. [NHL]
  • Kyle Dubas says the Leafs are “not a finished product by any means,” which is good news for them, because they just lost to the Islanders again. [TSN] Craig Button sticks it to them. [TSN video]
  • Sidney Crosby has undergone a successful “core muscle repair” (that means some kind of abdominal/hernia surgery). [NHL]
  • Some scary crap right here: TJ Brodie collapsed during Flames practice. [TSN]
  • A new ad from Budweiser shines more light on the plight of women’s pro hockey. [Athletic]