Kevin Poulin G NYI 1 Day

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 2 Days

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.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 3 Months

Poulin was placed on waivers Saturday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Poulin's chances of opening the season with the Islanders were dashed when the team added Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson to their goalie ranks in the offseason. He's expected to clear waivers and serve as the primary netminder for AHL Bridgeport.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 5 Months

Kevin Poulin has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders.

Poulin comes with a $650,000 annual cap hit, but he'll technically only make $175,000 per season at the AHL level. We say technically because his contract comes with a guarantee that he'll earn no less than $275,000 annually, so he'll end up getting at least that amount even if he never gets called up to the Islanders.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 6 Months

Kevin Poulin has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30.

Poulin is coming off of a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $577,500 annually at the NHL level. He's not expected to make the Islanders' opening game roster.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 10 Months

Kevin Poulin has been loaned to AHL Bridgeport.

The Islanders want him to get more playing time in the minors. Anders Nilsson will back up Evgeni Nabokov for the time being instead.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 11 Months

Kevin Poulin had a night to forget Monday as the Islanders dropped a 6-3 decision to Boston.

Poulin allowed six goals on 36 shots before he was lifted for Evgeni Nabokov with about 12 minutes to play in the third period. While he had a nice stretch of play in early January, the 23-year-old has shown of late why Nabokov will take on more playing time going forward.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 11 Months

Kevin Poulin made 32 stops on 35 shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon.

It was solid rebound effort from Poulin after he was shelled by Pittsburgh on Thursday. He's had some strong performances this month, but the 23-year-old is still learning what it takes to be a starter in the NHL. He will continue to get his chances while Evgeni Nabokov recovers from injury. Poulin has an 11-15-1 record along with an .894 save percentage and a 3.16 GAA.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 11 Months

Kevin Poulin beat the Rangers 5-3 Tuesday night with a stellar 30 save effort.

The 23 year-old improves to 11-14 this season with an .896 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average.

Kevin Poulin G NYI 11 Months

Kevin Poulin will start for the New York Islanders on Monday.

Poulin will attempt to bounce back after allowing five goals on 31 shots on Saturday. He has a 3.10 GAA and .895 save percentage in 24 games in 2013-14.