Hulking defenseman Milan Jurcina (6-4, 233) will pay a visit to Long Island today for the first time since signing a one-year $1 million deal with the team July 2.
He'll get the lay of the land while scouting for a place to live in the area today and then likely meet with general manager Garth Snow once he returns from Toronto.
Snow is in Toronto for Matt Moulson's arbitration hearing. Don't expect any 11th-hour deal with the Islanders 30-goal-scorer. According to multiple sources this is unlikely to be resolved until tomorrow's hearing.
***The Islanders announced that their new ECHL affiliate (no longer the Utah Grizzlies) is the Kalamazoo Wings.