FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMBELLINI TO BRIDGEPORT ON CONDITIONING ASSIGNMENT, COMEAU RECALLED
Uniondale, NY, December 6, 2008 – The New York Islanders have announced that left wing Jeff Tambellini has agreed to a conditioning assignment with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League and right wing Blake Comeau has been recalled from Bridgeport. Comeau will be in the Islanders’ lineup tonight when they host the Atlanta Thrashers at the Nassau Coliseum.
Quick thoughts: Comeau deserves this promotion based on his production at Bridegport. Tambellini deserves to be given every opportunity to succeed with this organization. Sometimes it does take a couple of years, and then it's all worth it. But something had to change for the time being without giving up on Tambellini. This is the right move at the right time. There are too many players having good seasons in Bridgeport to not give someone else a try and see if Tambellini can get back on track.