ISLANDERS SUSPEND KLEMENTYEV
Defenseman refuses to report for ECHL assignment
Saturday, 01.7.2012 / 4:29 PM ET / News
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Anton Klementyev has been suspended for failure to report for his ECHL assignment to the Idaho Steelheads. Klementyev began the 2011-12 season with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Klementyev played one career NHL game with the Islanders during the 2009-10 season on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
In 20 games with the Sound Tigers this season, Klementyev had an assist and eight penalty minutes. The Togliatti, Russia native has played the past three seasons with the Sound Tigers, totaling 13 points (3 goals and 10 assists) in 99 career games in the American Hockey League.