I know we all thought all the Islander related posts would be behind us after that seven game losing streak -- but they're not. And I'm sorry! Really, I am. But this is a good one. I promise.
So, Chris Simon returns from suspension tonight for the Islanders as they square off against the Bolts on Long Island. As you might expect, the Islanders website is mum on the subject save for this little blurb:
SIMON RETURNS TO THE LINEUP
Chris Simon will be in tonight's lineup when the Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Prior to missing the past 30 games, Simon was 1-2-3 in 26 games.
With Simon's return, Jeff Tambellini reported to Bridgeport, where he is the team's leading scorer with 28 goals. He has recorded one goal in 16 games with the Islanders this season.
In depth reporting, I know. But the main point to all my blathering is this -- how long will it be until Simon is suspended yet again? We all know it's like a 99% chance of happening. The guy has been suspended eight times for the love of Gaborik!
So what ya got?
I'll start the action by betting that he will be suspended again by March 3rd, which accounts for his first six games back.
Clarification: I'm talking about when (and I guess for the sake of fairness, if) his suspension comes down from the league. If he does something on the 3rd, but doesn't officially get suspended until the 5th, then I lose.
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And don't forget to leave your own bets in the comments!