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Islanders prospects daily: Bridgeport lose game and players in Devils trade

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Mason Jobst #66 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Mason Jobst #66 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Welcome to your daily recap for New York Islanders prospects! You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospects update from yesterday

    • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
      • Samuel Bolduc
        • Stas: 1A, -1, 2PIM
        • Season stats: 15GP, 4G, 5A, 9Pts
      • Bode Wilde
        • Stats: 1G, 3SOG
        • Season stats: 13GP, 1G, 2A, 3Pts

No one from the New York Islanders was in action yesterday outside of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Sound Tigers lost that game by a score of 7-2. There was little to be happy about in this one.

Two of the Islanders top blue line prospects put up points on the day. Including Bode Wilde’s first career goal as a pro. That’s about in terms of positives. Simon Holmstrom didn’t have a particularly strong game with zero points, zero shots, and a -3 on the night (only he and Brett Neumann registered a -3).

New York Islanders prospects in action today

  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
  • Henrik Tikkanen (IPK)*

It’s the first time in well over a month that Ruslan Iskhakov has gone scoreless in back-to-back games. With two games against top Finnish side Lukko, the TPS center failed to register a point in both games as his side fell twice by a combined score of 6-2.

Three more games to go before the playoffs. It’s unlikely that TPS push up to the top spot in the league but are certain to stay in a top-three position.

Henrik Tikkanen will be the backup yet again for IPK. I was told that if he goes down to the Mestis league it would be to get more playing time. But it’s been two games now where he’s sat on the bench. I’m sure there’s a good reason as to why he’s not getting game time but after a good run at the Liiga level, it’s tough to see him sitting out.

Fallout from trade

The New York Islanders sent out two players from their system in yesterday’s trade. The Islanders sent A.J. Greer and Mason Jobst to the Devils as part of the deal.

Jobst was picked up as a free agent out of college two years ago while A.J. Greer was acquired from the Avalanche for Kyle Burroughs in October.

Greer hadn’t played for the Sound Tigers in a few games. He missed out on the last three games while Jobst has been a top-nine player for Bridgeport. But both are at best OK AHL players and won’t factor at the NHL level it seems.

Neither are what you would call prospects now. Greer is 27 while Jobst is 25. At this point in their careers, they are as advertised. What you see is what you get.

Both were certainly sent out to keep the Islanders contract numbers below the maximum of 50. The Isles now have 48 contracts and can still add a few players to the team. My eyes are on Collin Adams who has yet to sign with the Isles after his season with UND came to an end.

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