Just some quick notes to pass along from this morning’s morning skate at the Coliseum:
Ruslan Fedotenko, Aaron Johnson and Rick DiPietro skated this morning. Tank is a go for tonight and said his hand injury isn’t going to bother him at all. Ted Nolan announced that Rick will be a game-time decision.
This was Johnson’s first full-skate with the team since his knee injury sidelines him over a month a go. He said he felt good and that it was good to get back on the ice with the boys. He skated on his own the past few days.
Blake Comeau is fine after taking an inadvertent stick to the eye yesterday at practice. He said his contact got knocked out of his eye, but that he’s fine.
No surprise here, Martin Brodeur will start for the Devils. He has 38-19-4 career record versus the Islanders.
Coming off a 2-1 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres last night, the Devils only skated five players today.