Found September 15, 2012 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
As of today the Islanders have officially sent 24 players on assignment to their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.With the second lockout in less then a decade practically here, the Islanders decided to make sure to get as much playing time as possible for as many players as possible. The biggest names on the list are Travis Hamonic, Nino Niederreiter, Casey Cizikas, Calvn de Haan, Matt Donovan, Kirill Kabanov, Brock Nelson, Aaron Ness, David Ullstrom, Kevin Poulin, and Anders Nilsson. All of the above had a chance to fight for an NHL role in training camp, but instead will find themselves battling for playing time in the AHL. Whenever it is that the CBA situation is resolved, and the lockout comes to a close, expect Hamonic, Cizikas, and Donovan to be among the first to get the call-up.The rest of the 24 that were sent down include Ty Wishart, Sean Backman, Matt Watkins, Nathan McIver, Colin McDonald, Marc Cantin, Jason Clark, Brandon DeFazio, Mike Halmo, Jon Landry, John...

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