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On Ryan Strome, Anders Nilsson and Sebastian Collberg

Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin shoots the puck past

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TAMPA -- A few notes of interest off Tuesday night’s game, the latest in a long line of “Oh, hey, that happened” nights for the Islanders this season

In talking with Colin McDonald and Matt Martin, the Trottier and Bossy of the 5-4 win (each had two goals and McDonald had an assist), they spoke about the adjustments of moving from mostly playing with Casey Cizikas to playing with Ryan Strome,...

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Isles lines and pairings for preseason debut

Ryan Strome looks on during the Islanders Rookie

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With the morning skates underway in Saskatchewan, here are the lines, defense pairs and goaltenders for each of the Isles’ split-squad games Tuesday night:

REGINA

Moulson-Tavares-Bouchard Lee-Nelson-Strome Martin-Cizikas-McDonald Gallant-Sundstrom-Boulton

Hickey-Visnovsky Strait-Hamonic Finley-Ness

Nabokov Reiter

CALGARY

Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo Grabner-Regin-Clutterbuck...

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Lockout may help Anders Nilsson and Kevin Poulin

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin stops a shot against

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An NHL lockout is not a big benefit to NHL players, who either play overseas in leagues with less talent or spend a few weeks trying to stay in shape by skating with a handful of players in an informal setting.

It seems to be especially tough for goalies, who need to get in a rhythm to be good -- witness Evgeni Nabokov coming off a year of not playing last season and then injuring his groin...

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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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