Isles-Devils appear set for Arena game
Although the deal isn't finalized, it appears the New York Islanders will return to the Arena at Harbor Yard for an NHL exhibition game Sept. 29. The New Jersey Devils, the Islanders' opponent for the game, included the contest this week in their preseason schedule. Neither the Islanders nor the Sound Tigers have announced an official preseason schedule yet. It will be the third time the Islanders, the parent club of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will play a preseason game at the home of their farm club. New York defeated Boston on Sept. 21, 2003, with 6,892 fans in attendance. The Islanders and Devils played last Sept. 30, also a Saturday night, in front of an announced 4,714. The Islanders and Devils will also play Sept. 26 at Lowell, Mass., home of the Devils' top farm club.