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Damon With Islanders 

DEREK DAMON WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO MAKE THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS OR THEIR AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM IN BRIDGEPORT.

THE BANGOR NATIVE AND FORMER UMAINE PLAYER HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE ISLANDERS

TRAINING CAMP NEXT MONTH IN MONCTON. THE ODD PART OF THE DEAL IS THAT IF HE DOESN’T MAKE THE NHL OR AHL TEAM HE WILL BE OBLIGATED TO GO BACK AND PLAY FOR THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES WHO WILL MAINTAIN HIS RIGHTS.

ANOTHER SIDEBAR TO THE STORY IS THAT THE ISLANDERS GENERAL MANAGER IS GARTH SNOW AND ANOTHER FORMER BLACK BEAR JACK CAPUANO IS HEAD COACH OF THE AHL TEAM IN BRIDGEPORT.