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Gameday: Islanders at Senators

DON BRENNAN, SUN MEDIA

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37 dean mcammond c

Age: 35 Ht: 5-foot-11 Wt: 193 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 56 GP 5 G 8 A 13 PTS 22 Pims

THE SKINNY: Obtained from the Senators, along with a first-round pick, for Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli Feb. 20 ... Had two goals, four assists and a plus-6 rating in his first 12 games with the Islanders ... Spent 2O seasons with the Senators, beginning in 2006 ... Has also played for the Blues, Flames, Avalanche, Flyers, Blackhawks and Oilers.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

ISLANDERS: LW Sean Bergenheim (groin), out until late March; G Rick DiPietro (knee), out for season; RW Trent Hunter (ankle), out for season; G Joey MacDonald (knee), day-to-day; RW Kurtis McLean (leg), out indefinitely; D Freddy Meyer (groin), out indefinitely; C Mike Sillinger (hip), out for season; D Andy Sutton (foot), expected back later this month; C Doug Weight (knee), expected back later this month.

SENATORS: RW Mike Comrie (flu), probable; G Pascal Leclaire (ankle), out for season; D Jason Smith (knee), out indefinitely; D Alexandre Picard (knee), likely out for season; C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season.

NOTEWORTHY

The Senators are on the road for the next six games after tonight ... C Jason Spezza has points in eight straight games (five goals, eight assists) ... RW Daniel Alfredsson has 12 points in his last seven games, including the winning goal in each of the last two games ... D Filip Kuba has five assists in his last two games ... Islanders G Peter Mannino made his first NHL start last Sunday against Chicago and earned the win with a 40-save performance ... The Islanders entered last night with a 12-9-4 record in their previous 25 games ... The Senators have allowed the first goal in six straight games and have come back to win five of them ... Fewer than 1,000 tickets were available for the game as of yesterday.


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