Newsday: Greg Logan reports in Newsday Islander blog that forward Shawn Bates is expected to be bought out Friday with general manager Garth Snow's comments that even though he is completely healthy a buyout will be done so more young players can get an opportunity.
Note-The print edition has this in the briefs section of the paper. The on-line paper does not carry this information, only the blog.
Islanders website: Report Bates was placed on waivers with Garth Snow's comments.
Timmis Daily Press: Vincent Man has director of player development Bryan Trottier's comments as he participated in fourth-annual Mushkegowuk Council Youth Golf Tournament where he was the guest speaker at the tournament's banquet.
Ottawa Citizen: Thulasi Srikanthan has a few words about NHL prospects graduating high school yesterday which include 2007 Islander draft pick Simon Lacroix.
European Hockey.net: Has the list from the CHL import draft which include Islander draft pick Jyri Niemi was again selected by the Saskatoon Blades.
A blog was written on the Isles depth allowing few spaces for UFA vs keeping to a prospect movement despite the club well below the cap floor.
A blog entry was also done on the professional hockey media asking why we are seeing an increase in mistakes reporting information to the public and asks the question is the competition for scoops and hype more important that getting it correct for the readers?