Since the puck has dropped in the Islanders day game against the Sabres, some conflicting reports have surfaced regarding the Evgeni Nabokov situation.
Nabokov, who chose not to report after the Islanders claimed him off waivers yesterday, told ESPN.Com that he was sticking with his decision. The salacious detail he included, however, was that he never received any messages from Islanders General Manager Garth Snow or team Owner Charles Wang.
Both Snow and Wang have said multiple times over the course of the last day that they have left calls and messages for Nabokov which have yet to be returned.
After the ESPN.com report broke, Wang and Snow addressed the media with their side of the story. Below is a timeline of what they said had transpired over the last day:
*Snow obtained Nabokov's number from agent Don Meehan and called him around 12:15 p.m. to welcome him to the organization. Nabokov hung up on him.
*Meehan called Snow immediately afterward and said that Nabokov was juggling multiple lines and didn't realize who he hung up on. Meehan told Snow Nabokov would call him back.
*Snow did not receive a call from Nabokov, leading Wang to call and leave him a voice mail, which went unreturned up until this afternoon
*Nabokov told ESPN.com that he has no intention of reporting to the Islanders and received no messages from Snow
*Nabokov then called the Islanders office line, where he was given Snow's cell phone, and proceeded to call Snow during the first period intermission.
*Nabokov explained the phone mix-up from Saturday and said he didn't know it was Snow on the phone. During the conversation, the two made plans to speak later on in the day.
So, there you have it. For now.
Snow still sounds hopeful he'll report and declined to say what he will do if Nabokov does not report.