Saturday, October 19, 2013

Visnovsky Out/Isles Send Down Nelson

At the start of the second period tonight, Islanders writer Arthur Staple tweeted that defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky would not return to the game because of a concussion.  The exact extent of his injury isn't yet known, however, when you hear concussion it usually is never good.  I would be very surprised if Radek Martinek isn't signed before Tuesday's game against Vancouver.

Also tonight, Arthur Staple reported that the forgotten prospect Brock Nelson was leaving the Coliseum with his gear and would be suiting up for Bridgeport tomorrow.  Nelson has played in just 4 games this season, serving as a healthy scratch in the other games.  I think it is absolutely insane that a team that is supposed to be building through the draft is scratching one of their top prospect in order to play Pierre Marc Bouchard who is one of the softest players to play for the Islanders in a long time.  Adding to that, he hasn't been very noticeable in a majority of his shifts this season and when you are getting top 6 minutes and powerplay time that is a an issue.  After tomorrows game, the Islanders will determine whether to call Nelson back up or leave him in Bridgeport.

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