3/12/09

Okposo not on Sound Tigers playoff roster

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/12/2009 01:29:00 PM
So the team President says one thing about Okposo playing in Bridgeport's playoffs and when the list is released he is not on it? I'm not sure what to make of this unless he wants to play for team USA at the World Championships which Mr Fornabaio touches on here.

All I do know what was reported 3/5 is not what happened.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has the following from Sound Tigers team President Howard Saffan on 3/5:

The Islanders made standout youngsters Kyle Okposo and Blake Comeau eligible Wednesday to play for the Sound Tigers in the AHL playoffs.

"It was a very easy decision," Bridgeport president Howard Saffan said. "There's nothing like playoff experience."

Okposo hasn't played in Bridgeport yet this season; Comeau has been in the NHL since December. But both were eligible to be assigned to Bridgeport without clearing waivers.

"Kyle Okposo is an Islander and a Sound Tiger," Saffan said. "He's a leader. He's one of the leaders of our young stars. On Long Island, you can see lots and lots of Sound Tigers at this point. It's a natural fit."

AHL.com: Has the Sound Tiger clear day roster. Each Clear Day roster consists of a maximum of 22 players. According to AHL by-laws, only those players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the 2008-09 AHL regular season and in the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension.


Nathan Lawson (G)
Peter Mannino (G)
Sean Bentivoglio
Joe Callahan
Jeremy Colliton
Blake Comeau
Jon Gleed
Micheal Haley
Tyler Haskins
Jack Hillen
Mike Iggulden
Jesse Joensuu
Dustin Kohn
Chris Lee
Junior Lessar
Andrew MacDonald
Tomas Marcinko
Kurtis McLean
Jon Sim
Trevor Smith
Ben Walter
Mark Wotton


NYI Fan Central Comments:

For those who think it's as easy at Okposo finishing the World Championships and playing games for Bridgeport think again.

Only way he can participate is if they have enough injuries/suspensions to where an emergency move is necessary to fill out a lineup. Once the player on the clear-day list can return that player is automatically activated and the emergency recall is not eligible..

This is why clear day is a big day in the AHL calender and why this is newsworthy today.





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