SOUND TIGERS ANNOUNCE PLAYER TRANSACTIONS

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          Release: 03/12/2012
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (March 12, 2012) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced the following transactions today; The New York Islanders have returned forward Micheal Haley and goaltender Anders Nilsson on loan to the Sound Tigers. In separate transactions, the Sound Tigers have released forward Rylan Galiardi and goaltender Riley Gill from their professional tryout contracts (PTOs).

Haley, 25, appeared in two games during his most recent recall to the Islanders this past weekend and recorded five penalty minutes. In nine games with the Islanders this season the Guelph, ON native has posted 33 penalty minutes. Haley returns to the Sound Tigers where he shows 22 points (14 goals, eight assists) in 44 games and leads the club with 101 penalty minutes.

Nilsson, 21, returns to the Sound Tigers after two impressive performances in his most recent NHL stint. The Lulea, Swe. native recorded his first NHL win with 24-save shutout in a 1-0 victory over New Jersey on March 4. Nilsson followed that by stopping 33 of 35 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Devils on March 11. Nilsson returns to the Sound Tigers where he's posted a 15-6-2 record with a 2.32 GAA and a .925 sv%.

Galiardi, 25, appeared in two games with the Sound Tigers this past weekend and did not record a point. The Calgary, AB native returns to the Florida Everblades of the ECHL where he has amassed 42 points (16 goals, 26 assists) in 53 games.

Gill, 26, did not appear in a game during his most recent stint with the Sound Tigers, serving as Kevin Poulin's backup in the Sound Tigers last five games. Gill heads back to the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL where he shows a 20-11-4 record.

The Sound Tigers begin a five-game road trip this weekend when they visit Hartford to take on the Whale at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to follow @TheSoundTigers on Twitter and "like" The Official Bridgeport Sound Tigers Fan Page on Facebook. For information on full or partial season ticket plans as well as group outings, call the Sound Tigers at (203) 345-2300 or e-mail info@soundtigers.com.
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