Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DiPietro set to return on Saturday

I have not posted in a while, but I received what I will call an exclusive tonight. Sources close to Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin informed NYI Five Hole that the netminder will be returned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this Friday.

Based upon this information, one can surmise that while Rick DiPietro had not been placed on Injured Reserve, he will be returning to active duty on Saturday versus the Buffalo Sabres. I do not have any info whether it will be Lawson or DiPietro in net on Saturday.

Kevin has played well in his brief stint with the big team, but his proper place for now is developing in Bridgeport. Kudos to him on a fine 48 save performance this evening against the Vancouver Canucks. Maybe he will get one more game in net for the big team this Thursday against the Ottawa Senators.