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Islanders return two first-round picks to junior teams

by Staff

The New York Islanders on Saturday returned both of their 2014 first-round draft picks to their junior teams. Michael Dal Colle (No. 5) was sent back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League and Joshua Ho-Sang (No. 28) was returned to the OHL's Windsor Spitfires.

The Islanders also announced that Ho-Sang has agreed to terms with on a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Islanders also loaned 11 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. That group includes forwards Sebastian Collberg, Brett Gallant, Mike Halmo, Kael Mouillierat, John Persson, Alan Quine and Johan Sundstrom, as well as defensemen Scott Mayfield, Ville Pokka, Adam Pelech and Andrey Pedan.

Pokka was later sent to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of the package that brought defenseman Nick Leddy to the Islanders.


The Chicago Blackhawks assigned forward Teuvo Teravainen, their first-round pick (No. 18) in the 2013 NHL Draft, and defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Chicago's active roster is at 26 players: 15 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders. That includes forward Daniel Carcillo, who agreed to terms on a one-year contract Saturday, and the departure of defenseman Nick Leddy, who was traded to the New York Islanders.


The Boston Bruins reduced their roster by nine players prior to their final preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Bruins sent Chris Breen, Justin Florek, Seth Griffith, Alex Khokhlachev, Malcolm Subban and Zach Trotman to Providence of the AHL. Defenseman David Warsofsky was placed on waivers and will join Providence if he goes unclaimed. The Bruins also waived forwards Jordan Caron and Craig Cunningham.


The Pittsburgh Penguins assigned defenseman Brian Dumoulin and forward Bobby Farnham to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL.

The Penguins also placed goaltender Jeff Zatkoff on waivers. If he's not claimed by Sunday at noon ET, he will also be assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Pittsburgh has 28 players remaining on its training camp roster. That includes 16 forwards, 10 defensemen and goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Thomas Greiss.


The Washington Capitals have sent five players to Hershey of the AHL. They include forwards Chris Conner, Kris Newbury, Nathan Walker, defenseman Patrick Wey and goaltender Philipp Grubauer.

Washington has 30 players remaining on its training camp roster entering its final preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NHLN-US).


The Winnipeg Jets reassigned forward Eric Tangradi to the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL.

Tangradi, 25, had three goals and six points in 55 games for the Jets last season. He has five goals and 15 points in 136 NHL games with the Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins.


The St. Louis Blues reduced their roster by sending goaltending Matt Climie to their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. The Blues also released forward Paul Bissonnette from his professional tryout contract.


The Arizona Coyotes released defenseman Matt Smaby from his pro tryout agreement. Smaby, who has six assists and 106 penalty minutes in 122 NHL games, had no points and seven penalty minutes in five preseason games with Arizona.

The Coyotes are down to 23 players on their roster.

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