LIVE! Islanders Home Opener - NJD @ NYI - 7pm Start

5:45 - Run throughs of the flag unfurling by some youth hockey teams. I'll have their names in the recap most likely...

5:30 - They just a run-through of the "dressed" players...interesting notes: Brett Skinner was mentioned (thought he was sent down to Bridgeport.  Haven't heard of any news being that he was brought up...)  No mention of Bailey...

5:23 - It's hockey season again...good to be back (officially). I'm currently located high-above the Coliseum ice in the press-box here.

They're currently doing preparations for the pre-game introductions, and some intereting things of note. Roger Luce (PA announcer) was practicing introductions of the "non-dressed" players for tonight, and two names of note that were mentioned were Jack Hillen and Blake Comeau.  

Doing a little deductions, this probably means Thomas Pock will be playing tonight, replacing Hillen.  No mention on Josh Bailey's status right now...