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Isles recall Neiderreiter from conditioning assignment

Monday, 11.14.2011 / 2:48 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Isles recall Neiderreiter from conditioning assignment
Nino Niederreiter, the No. 5 pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, will make his season debut for the New York Islanders when they host the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old native of Switzerland has 3 goals and 1 assists in 6 games at Bridgeport of the AHL this season. The winger spent two weeks with the Sound Tigers while on a conditioning stint after suffering a groin injury during training camp.

Islanders coach Jack Capuano said that Niederreiter was playing well enough in camp to make the team before the injury.

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