Islanders Announce More Cuts, Lose Poulin

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After yesterday’s rushing wave of roster cuts, the New York Islanders announced 10 more this afternoon, trimming their training camp roster to 30 players ahead of Monday’s pre-season clash with the Washington Capitals at Barclays Center.

With the Bridgeport Sound Tigers starting training camp tomorrow, it was imperative that players general manager Garth Snow and head coach Jack Capuano felt had no chance of cracking New York’s opening 23 man roster be in Connecticut with Brent Thompson and staff to continue their professional development.

Players sent to Bridgeport were…

Taylor BeckJustin FlorekMike HalmoBen HolmstromBracken KearnsScott Mayfield, Adam Pelech, Justin Vaive, Joe WhitneyJames Wright

The only moderate surprise on the list is Scott Mayfield, who along with Ryan Pulock, faced a tough battle to make opening night with the Islanders addition of veteran Marek Zidlicky. While Pulock remains for now, there is a good chance he will be joining Mayfield as one of the first emergency call-ups should injury occur during the 2015-16 season on the blueline. But it is much more important for these two to be playing regular minutes than being given the ‘Matt Donovan‘ treatment, so think of it as a smart move on the team’s behalf.

All Islanders put on waivers with the intention of joining Sound Tiger camp cleared with the exception of one. Goaltender Kevin Poulin was claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning and is no longer a part of the organization.

Poulin, who had a solid early showing in camp and brings 50 games of NHL experience to the table, will serve as a valuable addition to Steve Yzerman‘s squad, who just lost Andrei Vasilevskiy to surgery to remove a blood clot and is expected to be out for 2-3 months.

Poulin’s Islanders career ends with a record of 18-25-3, 3.07 GAA and .899 save percentage.

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