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Isles, Sean Backman agree to deal

Yale's Sean Backman celebrates his team's 5-0 win

(Credit: AP)

Sean Backman, a 26-year-old forward who scored 18 points in 67 games with the Islanders AHL club, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal.

The 5-foot-8 Cos Cob, Conn., native played four years at Yale University. Terms were not announced, but Backman, a restricted free agent, earned $45,000 in the AHL last season....

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