Found January 04, 2012 on
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The story of Jack Jablonski, a prep hockey star from Minnesota, has shocked and saddened the hockey community.
Jablonski was paralyzed after he was accidentally checked from behind during a Holiday Hockey Classic Tournament on Friday night against Wayzata (Minn.) High. The 16-year-old hockey star was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center and under went surgery this morning to fuse the damaged vertebrae he sustained during Friday’s game.
Since the news of Jablonski’s injury spread and outpouring of support has come from the hockey community. Current and former NHL players, coaches and owners have reached out the Jablonski family through the Caring Bridge page they set up in his name. Among those who’ve reached out is Islanders forward and Minnesota native Kyle Okposo.
Okposo wasn’t the only player with an Islander connection to reach out in support. Former Islander defensemen Jack Hillen and Zdeno Chara also left messages of support.
If you’d like to show your support for Jac...
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Rick DiPietro did nothing to shake his reputation for being injury-prone. The Islanders goalie hurt himself while already on injured reserve.
John Tavares is currently in his third NHL season with the New York Islanders and is continuing to prove why he was the first-overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, as well as why he is the face of the New York Islanders franchise and the heart of the New York Islanders offense.
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Prior to tonight’s Islanders victory over the Carolina Hurricanes the team announced that Rick Dipietro and Mike Mottau returned to Long Island to be reevaluated by team doctors.
The official statement was that the players returned due to a lower body injury (Dipietro) and an upper body injury (Mottau).
Dipietro is still on injured reserve and the Islanders have Anders Nilsson...
And if you're reading this -- you took the bait.
I TOLD you I would post it here in the morning. So... now for something completely different.
When I received an email from Isles PR guy David Hochman, I read it and laughed. I think youâll laugh too -- in a very good way.
It seems that Coach Jack Capuano will be a guest star on Episode 1 of an Emmy award winning...
Isles 4, Carolina 3 (SO)
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Ever heard of Charlie Moore?
Did you know he had his own T.V show, Charlie Moore: No Offense?
Did you know that Jack Capuano fishes?
If you answered no to all three questions then you’re not alone. But they are all true statements. Charlie Moore is well known in the fishing world and indeed has his own T.V show on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). And Jack Capuano is indeed...
I see you guys got a little carried away while my back was turned, so rather than continuing the morning post, let's start fresh.
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So, as you can see, Dylan Reese has been called up on emergency service which should make a few Isles fans very happy. ...
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Looking to win four straight for the first time in nearly a year, visiting New York tries to hand Anaheim an eighth loss in nine games Friday night.
The Islanders (14-17-6...