FRANS NIELSEN RECALLED

Friday, 01.5.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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FRANS NIELSEN RECALLED
Set to become first Danish-born player to appear in an NHL game

The New York Islanders have recalled center Frans Nielsen from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Nielsen, a 2002 third round draft pick of the Islanders, is poised to become the first Danish-born player to ever appear in an NHL game.

In 33 games with Bridgeport this season, Nielsen has scored 10 goals with 13 assists for 23 points and 4 penalty minutes. He also had a +3 plus/minus rating. Nielsen was signed by the Islanders to a two-year contract on May 15, 2006.

The 6-0, 195-pound Nielsen was born in Denmark on April 24, 1984. Quickly out-growing the competition in his native country by the age of 17, Nielsen transferred to the Swedish Elite League. He spent his first four SEL seasons in the Malmo IF Redhawks organization before joining Timra IF for the 2005-06 season. In his 216-game SEL career, Nielsen recorded 25 goals and 34 assists for 59 points and 66 penalty minutes.

Nielsen was recalled because forward Shawn Bates is out day-to-day after suffering a hand injury during Thursday night's game in New Jersey.

In other news, the Islanders announced that defenseman Freddy Meyer (back) has been cleared to play. As a result, the team reassigned defenseman Allan Rourke to Bridgeport today. Rourke appeared in the Islanders' last four games and was scoreless with two penalty minutes.

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
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4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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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
 
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C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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