Developing players seems to vary depending on the recipe, but there is no doubt that the Islanders need theirs to be more than just a dash of project and a sprinkle of hope.
The Islanders have recalled goaltender Al Montoya and forward Micheal Haley from Bridgeport of the AHL. The Isles also returned Joel Martin to the Sound Tigers
Kyle Okposo scored on New York’s fourth shootout attempt and Mikko Koskinen got his first NHL win in the Islanders’ 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
The Canadiens look to continue their home dominance of the injury-ravaged Islanders on Thursday night.
The injury-plagued Islanders acquired Al Montoya from the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday for a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Tomas Kaberle scored the first of Toronto’s three third-period goals to break a tie and the Maple Leafs took advantage of the New York Islanders emergency goalie, with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.