Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NY Islanders claim Keith Aucoin
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01-17-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by King'sPawn View Post
I think the bigger point is the Isles have no NHL ready depth to step in for these three incidents. If the season was underway and this glut of players weren't available by the waiver wire, what were the Isles going to do?

You certainly can't foresee players getting hurt and players refusing to report, but you can at least be prepared from an organizational standpoint to have depth players come in and play.
Nino is 6th among AHL scoring leaders, with 19 goals, 17 assists.

Before Brock Nelson got hit in the jaw,suffering a break that would keep him out for 3-4 weeks, he was second in scoring for the ST. He came back just days before training camp opened.

I think most NYI fans were shocked that neither was invited to training camp.

From Snow's comments about Nino, it sounds like the isles want him getting top 6 mins and if he's are not getting top 6 mins on LI, he wants him getting those mins in the AHL.

Aucoin is not getting top 6 mins for the NYI. When Bailey/JJ return, he could be waiver bound again.

Finley and Hickey are fighting for the #6/#7 spot that fans expected Donovan to get. Instead he remains Bridgeport's #1 with De Haan's injury. If Vis comes over, one of Finley or Hickey gets waived in 2 weeks.

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