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JOHNSON CALLED UP

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Aaron Johnson returns to the Islanders roster; Wade Dubielewicz sent to Bridgeport for conditioning stint; Mike Morrison recalled

Aaron Johnson
After suffering a knee injury nearly two months ago, Aaron Johnson will return to the Islanders roster on Saturday, after playing tonight with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders' AHL affiliate.

The 24-year old defenseman played in five games with the Islanders before going down with his injury, and has competed in one game with Bridgeport since returning from injury. Johnson has 121 games of NHL experience, having played in parts of four NHL seasons.

"We're happy to have Aaron fully mended," said head coach Ted Nolan. "With all of our injuries to our defense corps, it's going to be nice to have another reliable player to count on."

Goaltender Wade Dubielewicz has been sent to Bridgeport on a conditioning stint. In eight games with the Islanders this season, Dubielewicz is 4-3-0 with a 3.43 goals against average and .890 save percentage. Dubielewicz went 3-1-0 during a four-game stretch in December when starter Rick DiPietro was out with an injury.

Filling in for Dubielewicz will be Sound Tigers netminder Mike Morrison. With Bridgeport this season, Morrison is 13-9-0 with a 2.70 goals against average, .908 save percentage and three shutouts.


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