Prospects (and players in the system) in Action Today
- Henrik Tikkanen (KalPa)
- Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist)
- All of Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Henrik Tikkanen should start this one for KalPa, but we won’t know until the lineup is officially announced close to 8 AM ET. On the last slide, I indicated how well Tikkanen is playing for KalPa, if that continues at the Liiga level it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Islanders try to bring him to North America for the 21-22 season.
Anatoly Golyshev was injured in game three and out for game four. It’s unclear yet if he’ll be in the lineup for game five just yet. Lineups will be announced early in the morning from Russia so keep an eye out on Twitter for that. Even if he’s at 75% I’d expect him to play with his team-facing elimination.
The Sound Tigers will get back to the ice after having a game against Hartford postponed earlier in the month. Finding consistency is hard for Bridgeport at the moment. It doesn’t help that they’ve only played one game over the last eleven days.
In terms of production two of the Islanders top prospects from the 2019 draft lead the way.
Samuel Bolduc (2019 second-round pick) leads the team with five points in seven games. Simon Holmstrom (2019 first-round pick) is second in scoring with four points in seven games played.
Dmytro Timashov – who was acquired via trade from Detroit – has three points in five games.