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News : Sports : Hockey Sep 17, 2012 - 9:31:13 AM

Islanders assign five to Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, CT - The New York Islanders announced Friday that forwards Sean Backman, Colin McDonald and Matt Watkins and defensemen Nathan McIver and Ty Wishart have all cleared waivers and have been assigned to the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Those five players join a group of 19 players that were assigned by the Islanders to the Sound Tigers yesterday, including Marc Cantin, Casey Cizikas, Jason Clark, Calvin de Haan, Brandon DeFazio, Matt Donovan, Mike Halmo, Travis Hamonic, Kirill Kabanov, Jon Landry, Brock Nelson, Aaron Ness, Nino Niederreiter, Anders Nilsson, John Persson, Kevin Poulin, Blair Riley, Johan Sundstrom and David Ullstrom.

The Sound Tigers will begin training camp on Sept. 28 and play their season opener on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Connecticut Whale. Their home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Providence Bruins at Webster Bank Arena.

Sound Tigers single game tickets and full season ticket plans for the upcoming 2012-13 season are now available. For information on single game tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. For information on partial or full season ticket plans as well as group outings, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 334-GOAL or e-mail

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