BOUCHARD, NILSSON, SMITH BACK

Thursday, 02.23.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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BOUCHARD, NILSSON, SMITH BACK
Cloutier up, Pettinen to Bridgeport

Getting ready for the post-Olympic swing, the Islanders have recalled defenseman Joel Bouchard and forwards Robert Nilsson and Wyatt Smith from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The trio spent the last week and a half with the Sound Tigers during the NHL Olympic Break. The team also recalled goaltender Frederic Cloutier and reassigned defenseman Tomi Pettinen to Bridgeport.

In last night's game, the Sound tigers defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack 5-1 and Nilsson played a major role. The Sean Bergenheim - Jeremy Colliton - Nilsson line, which has been dominant as of late, chipped in another solid performance. Bergenheim netted a natural trick for a total of four goals, two of which Nilsson recorded assists on.

In eight games with the Islanders this season, Bouchard has been steady on the blueline with two assists. He's also played in 15 games with the Sound Tigers recording four goals and nine assists for 13 points. He missed three months after suffering a shoulder injury with the Sound Tigers in October.

Nilsson has split the season between the Islanders and the Sound Tigers. He started the year with the Islander before being reassigned to Bridgeport in December. In 27 games with the Islanders, he's recorded two goals and four assists for six points. In 29 games with Bridgeport, he's recorded eight goals with 20 assists for 28 points.

Smith started the season with the Sound Tigers, but spent parts of December, January and February with the Islanders. In 16 games with the Islanders, Smith has recorded four assists. In 29 games with Bridgeport, Smith has posted 13 goals with 16 assists for 29 points.

With DiPietro overseas and now coming back, but will be given rest upon his return, Cloutier was recalled to share the workload at practice with Garth Snow.

Pettinen has not recorded any points in 18 games this season with the Islanders.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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