27 February 2010
According to Newsday, Jack Hillen who suffered an Alex Ovechkin slap shot to the face January 26th, will be back in action Tuesday when the Isles take on the Hawks. Also, Isles enforcer Tim Jackman who took a punch to the eye by Sens Matt Carkner on New Years Eve, is expected to return as well on Tuesday. Jackman sufferd a broken orbital bone and will be wearing a visor. Forward Josh Bailey will also return after missing some time due to an injury.Islanders Defenseman Mark Streit will return to NY tomorrow from the Vancouver Olympic games. Also, the Isles have signed Bridgeport Defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a four year extension. The Canadian defenseman has played 38 games this season totaling one goal and four assists. He seems to have been fitting in with Islanders head coach Scott Gordon's system very well.
It seems that the Islanders may be interested in Oilers foward Shawn Horcoff. In 56 games played by the 31 year old with the Oilers this season, his stats are 9 goals and 14 assists totaling 23 points.I'll try to confirm.