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Isles agree to deals with Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan

Casey Cizikas, right, celebrates after Matt Martin scored

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Casey Cizikas agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal and Calvin de Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million deal on Tuesday, the last of the Isles’ restricted free agents to agree to terms.

Kevin Poulin still is headed to arbitration, but I don’t think he’ll be retained on anything more than a one-year, two-way deal, so I’m not counting on him to be in the mix.

Cizikas and de Haan will be,...

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In praise of Calvin de Haan

Calvin de Haan controls the puck against the

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A few thoughts as the second week of this road trip begins... And we go from -15 a week ago to the low 80s on Monday:

-- I focused quite a bit on Calvin de Haan in Monday’s game story. That may have given short shrift to some other key contributors to Sunday night’s 4-2 win over the Stars: Kevin Poulin, who was solid again after giving up a couple of stoppable goals...

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De Haan to have surgery Thursday

Islanders first round pick Calvin de Haan skates

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Isles' 2009 first-round pick Calvin de Haan will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, yet another setback for the defenseman prospect.

De Haan was injured in Bridgeport's 3-2 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last weekend, suffering a dislocated shoulder and torn ligament. The only bit of good news, if there could be any for the 21-year-old, is that this is a different ligament...

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Islanders assign players to Bridgeport, junior teams

Travis Hamonic talks to reporters as Islanders clean

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The Islanders assigned 19 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

The Islanders also assigned two players to their junior teams.

The players assigned to Bridgeport include 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...

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