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Newsday Feb 19, 2015

Isles' last LI season episode 10: Matt Carkner and the Long Island BluesÂ

Matt Carkner, an Islanders defenseman coming off back surgery, dedicates some of his off-ice time to working with the Long Island Blues, a special needs youth hockey team. He gives the kids tours of the Islanders’ locker room at Nassau Coliseum, organizes meet-and-greets with other Islanders and helps teach the fundamentals of the sport. (Credit: Newsday Staff)
Lighthouse Hockey Feb 18, 2015

Islanders News: Brock star, Carkner ready for new role, the Skinny Story and Jagr sings the blues

I am human and I need to be loved Just like everybody else does Islanders links Recaps: LHH | Newsday on Brock's buster | Islanders | NHL.com | Canes Country | NYI Skinny Matt Carkner sounds happy to be joining the Sound Tigers. [CT Post] The story behind the man behind The Skinny, Islanders statistician Eric Hornick. [Insight] The refs overturning that Sidney Crosby penalty opened up a whole can of worms during the Islanders loss to the Rangers. [Puck Daddy] The official site runs down some prospect notes. [Islanders] Joy Rosen's parking lot confessional was still making the...
Lighthouse Hockey Feb 16, 2015

New York Islanders Assign Matt Carkner to AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers

After back surgery and waivers, the defenseman will recondition in the minors. New York Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner hasn't played a game in 2014-15, out since preseason with a back injury that reportedly required surgery. Now he's back, ready to make his season debut...in the AHL. After he came off injured reserve and cleared waivers over the weekend, the Islanders loaned Carkner to their affiliate in Bridgeport, where the struggling Sound Tigers already boast a crowded, young blueline. The bio details from the team announcement: Carkner, 34, has played 237 games in the National...

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