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Islanders prospects daily: Otto Koivula was a healthy scratch

Otto Koivula #21 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Otto Koivula #21 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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BRIDGEPORT, CT – NOVEMBER 11: New York Islanders prospect Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT – NOVEMBER 11: New York Islanders prospect Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)

Here’s your daily recap of yesterday’s games, updates, and rankings for New York Islanders prospects and players within the system.

This is the third post of what has been a daily update on New York Islanders prospects and players within the system.

Prospect Update from Yesterday

  • Henrik Tikkanen (KalPa)
  • Anatoly Golyshev (Avtomobilist)
  • All of Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Tikkanen didn’t play yesterday. I thought he’d get a chance to shine against the top team in Finland, but clearly, I was wrong. KalPa played well enough but still fell 3-1 to Lukko at the end of the day. KalPa has a back-to-back weekend with games against Assat (11th OVR) and Lahti (8th OVR), I’m sure he’ll get a chance to play then.

Golyshev also didn’t play, but he was out due to injury. An injury that enraged Avtomobilist so much their Director Maxim Ryabkov came out to speak about it:

"I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the referees did not react in any way at the moment when Anatoly received a painful blow. An unscrupulous fight in front of the goal, especially when it entails injury to a hockey player, should not escape the judges."

Now with Avtomobilist out of the Gagarin Cup playoffs, we’ll see if he’ll come to North America like he said he would not too long ago.

The Sound Tigers lost again. Their record on the year is 2-6-0-0 after the 3-0 loss to Providence yesterday. Otto Koivula, who should be their top player, didn’t play yesterday after Brent Thompson scratched him in order for the 2016 fourth-round pick to correct his play.

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