Here is a list from the teams website of players cut today:
Goaltenders (4): Rick DiPietro, Dusan Salficky, David St. Germain, Stephen Valiquette
Defensemen (6): Chris Armstrong, Ray Giroux, Marko Kiprusoff, Evgeny Korolev, Branislav Mezei, Ray Schultz
Forwards (10): Marco Charpentier, Ben Guite, Trent Hunter, Juraj Kolnik, Petr Mika, Justin Mapletoft, Dave Roche, Jason Podollan, Marko Tuomainen, Raffi Torres
Forward David Nemirovsky was released. Bridgeport signees Graham Belak and Bob Lachance remain Sound Tigers property.
What’s next ?
Today moves leave the Islanders with a few decisions to make, and some of them could be the end of the line for a few players.Â Alan Hahn in Newsday,Â says the teams payroll is over budget so some players could be bought out of contracts if they are not traded with the Isles taking onÂ part of the salaries.Â
Jason Krog-The former Hobey Baker Winner was on the teams waiver list Friday and went unclaimed. Krog has not been in the teams final exhibition games and was not among the cuts today.Â If he were in the Isles plans he would have been in the lineup, but with several smaller players on the Isles he seems to be the odd-man out of the organization.
Â His new two-year contract may be what kept him from being claimed Friday.Â Going by the last two years the numbers are there for Krog, despite the Isles affiliate problems. His scoring background in College should make him someone the Isles wanted to protect because he has never really gotten a real look on Read more»