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CAMPOLI SENT TO BRIDGEPORT

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Joins Sound Tigers for Friday's Game at Providence

The New York Islanders have reassigned second-year defenseman Chris Campoli to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL for conditioning. Campoli has been out of action since early October with a pulled groin.

"The team feels that Chris just needs some time in Bridgeport to get his feet wet again," said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. "He's been out of action for almost a month now and we want him to get some games under his belt and get his legs back. We look forward to getting Chris back in an Islanders uniform."

Last season, Campoli appeared in 80 games for the Islanders and became the sixth Islanders rookie defenseman to record 30-or-more points in their first NHL season. His final totals were nine goals and 25 assists for 34 points and finished the year tied for sixth on the team in scoring and first among Islander rookies.

Campoli, 22, was drafted in the seventh round (227th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He spent his first season of professional hockey in the AHL in 2004-05 with Bridgeport and finished second on the team in points with 49. He led all rookie AHL defensemen in goals with 15 and in points. Campoli was also selected to the AHL's All-Rookie Team.

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