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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Isles return Strome to Bridgeport

The Isles sent Ryan Strome on Bridgeport this morning.  Apparently, the move is in part to clear a roster space to allow the Isles to activate Radek Martinek without placing Travis Hamonic on IR.

Strome was tearing up the AHL when he was recalled last month; he has 1 goal and 3 assists in 15 games, with a -1 rating.  Coincidental or not, the Isles are 9-4-2 in those 15 games.

Strome had 9 goals and 24 assists in 23 AHL games.  Despite being with the Isles for about a month, he is still tied for the AHL lead in points among rookies; while his 33 points tie him for 7th in league, only three players have more than 34 points.  Despite playing only 23 games, he is tied for 4th in AHL assists as well.

Part of Strome's demotion could relate to the upcoming Olympic break.  For more information on that, check here:
http://www.syracuse.com/crunch/index.ssf/2014/01/syracuse_crunch_and_other_ahl_teams_governed_by_specific_nhl_transaction_rules_d.html

Garth Snow is quoted by Arthur Staple on his twitter feed: "GM Garth Snow on Strome move: "The development of all our young players is important. (Strome) needs to play during the break."
 
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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