Kevin Poulin G NYI 1 month ago

Poulin was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Monday, Andy Graziano of Islanders Insight reports.

Poulin was recalled on an emergency basis for Saturday's regular season finale due to a Michal Neuvirth injury. It appears the issue was minor, however, as he's now been returned to the AHL.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 1 month ago

Poulin was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis Saturday.

The Islanders revealed Saturday morning that Michal Neuvirth is dealing with an undisclosed injury, which will more than likely keep him unavailable for the game later in the evening against the Blue Jackets. With top netminder Jaroslav Halak having played a night earlier in Pittsburgh, it seems likely that Poulin could get the nod for the Isles' regular-season finale. Poulin made one previous start for the Islanders, stopping 23 of 26 shots in a shootout loss to the Sabres on Dec. 27. He won't make for a strong streaming option if he gets the call Saturday.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 2 months ago

Poulin was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Thursday, NHL.com's Brian Compton reports.

Poulin's demotion would seem to suggest that Jaroslav Halak (lower body) is at least capable of serving in a backup capacity for Saturday's game against the Devils. The 24-year-old only spent one game with the Islanders, serving as the understudy to Michal Neuvirth.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 2 months ago

Poulin was recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL on Monday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

Poulin will more than likely be the backup goaltender as Jaroslav Halak didn't join the Islanders on their road trip to Chicago. Poulin will return to Bridgeport as soon as Halak is ready to go.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin was sent back to AHL Bridgeport on Sunday.

Poulin was recalled Saturday in an emergency situation and received the start, allowing three goals in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres. He will head back to AHL Bridgeport, as the team activated Jaroslav Halak off injured reserve.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin allowed three goals on 26 shots in the Islanders' 4-3 shootout loss to Buffalo on Saturday.

With Jaroslav Halak (lower body) on injured reserve, Poulin made a surprise start. Things were going quite well ... until the previously dormant Sabres pushed three goals past Poulin during a devastating six-minute span in the third period. Halak could return as early as Monday.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin will be in the net Saturday versus the Sabres.

Poulin was a surprise recall from AHL Bridgeport on Saturday morning in the wake of Jaroslav Halak's placement on IR, and will be rewarded right away with his first start for the Islanders this season. However, don't expect him to enjoy a long run as the Isles' starter, as Halak was on the ice for the team's morning skate and could be available as soon as Monday's game against the Capitals. Poulin has been dependable at Bridgeport this season with a 2.41 GAA and .928 save percentage over 20 outings, and could make for a quality, yet inexpensive choice in daily leagues Saturday against a Sabres squad that has dropped four games in a row.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin was recalled from the AHL on Saturday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

The Islanders placed Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve Saturday which should lead to Poulin backing up Chad Johnson until Halak returns.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin was returned to AHL Bridgeport after Tuesday's loss to the Canadiens.

Poulin was recalled from Bridgeport prior to Tuesday's game to serve as the backup to Chad Johnson while No. 1 goalie Jaroslav Halak (undisclosed) remained unavailable. Halak's absence was somewhat of a mystery after coach Jack Capuano gave Halak the last two practices off with what were described as "maintenance days," and as Poulin's demotion would suggest, it doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing any time once the Islanders return from their Christmas break Saturday. Poulin is 9-6-4 and has a 2.54 GAA and .924 save percentage over 19 outings at Bridgeport.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 months ago

Poulin was recalled by the Islanders from AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday.

Though it was believed Jaroslav Halak was absent from the Isles' morning skate for maintenance purposes, he could be dealing with some sort of injury that may prevent him from backing up Chad Johnson, who was confirmed as the starter in goal for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens. If that's indeed the case, Poulin will step in as the No. 2 goalie for the Islanders, but he likely won't be in line to see any duty during his time with the parent club.