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Isles send 18 to Bridgeport

Here's the list:

Forwards: Sean Backman, Casey Cizikas, Justin DiBenedetto, Brett Gallant, Tomas Marcinko, Tyler McNeely, Tony Romano, David Ullstrom, Tim Wallace

Defensemen: Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Anton Klementyev, Aaron Ness, Benn Olson, Ty Wishart

Goaltenders: Mikko Koskinen, Anders Nilsson, Kevin Poulin


The Isles have 29 players remaining with the team, including Ryan Strome and Kirill Kabanov, who are both headed back to their junior clubs; Dylan Reese and Trevor Frischmon have already passed through waivers as well. Ness was a possible to remain with Milan Jurcina's status up in the air, but Reese is the 8th D right now.

So the final roster spots are really among the forwards. Jay Pandolfo will either sign or try to catch on elsewhere before Wednesday's roster deadline; Micheal Haley seems ticketed for Bridgeport as well. If Pandolfo sticks, Trevor Gillies might go down, or Matt Martin.

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