By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
With the absurdity that was the NHL lockout finally over, there will be a lot of questions for the New York Islanders to deal with once training camp opens. Will Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart be with the team this season, will they amnesty Rick DiPietro, what shape will the players be when they report, and so on.
The most intriguing question, at least in the short term, is how will the AHL hold up now that the lockout is over. For some teams it won’t be as much of an issue, but for the Isles farm team, and others like them, it could leave some gaps.
Off the bat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will lose Nino Niederrieter, who has 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 33 games for the Sound Tigers, and Travis Hamonic. Though Hamonic has already been out since December 2, but will resume skating on Monday according to Newsday.
Hamonic may not be the only player that Bridgeport losses on the defensive end. Before the league locked out, it wa...