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Calling in reinforcements: Islanders recall Reinhart


The New York Islanders have been a little banged up heading into the playoffs, so it makes sense that they’d try to add some depth by recalling defenseman Griffin Reinhart.

It may or may not be a sign that blueliner Travis Hamonic’s undisclosed injury is significant, as the Islanders may benefit from having another defenseman available anyway.

Reinhart, 21, has 22 points in 59 AHL games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He also appeared in eight games with the Islanders in 2014-15, collecting an assist and six penalty minutes.

As the fourth overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft, the Islanders are hoping that Reinhart will be a fixture in their lineup in the future. Perhaps he’ll get his feet wet on the playoff level, then.