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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Haley suspended -- could become Group 6 Free Agent

Per a tweet from Mike Fornabaio (@fornabaioctp) Michael Haley has been suspended for three games for his fight with Worcester's Mike Moore on Sunday.  (The two fought on their way out of the penalty box from a previous fight)  Haley is eligible to return next Tuesday vs. Worcester.

Haley, by the way, appears to be headed to Group 6 free agency if he is not re-signed prior to July 1st.

The following players qualify for unrestricted free agency,
having met the requirements for Group 6 free agency. These players,
whose contracts have expired, are age 25 or older, have completed
three or more professional seasons, and (a) in the case of a player
other than a goaltender, have played less than 80 NHL games
(regular-season and playoff), or (b) in the case of a goaltender,
have played less than 28 NHL games (regular-season and

Haley, who will turn 26 later this month, has 3 professional seasons under his belt and has played in 38 NHL games.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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