As Thanksgiving raged on in the States, 8 teams were called into service on Thursday night in 4 heated contests around the league. Let us look at the Former Islander contributions, a nearly empty cornucopia of FI action:
* Ryan Smyth contributed an assist on the opening goal of the game as the Colorado Avalanche downed the host Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Avs left winger now has 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) on 21 games this year. His .67 points per game is probably well below what the Avalanche franchise was expecting when they hired him in the offseason.
Check back for more FI/NHL action soon.