First-rounder Bailey sent to Bridgeport

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Josh Bailey has been assigned on loan to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Bailey, 21, has six points (three goals, three assists) in 18 games this season with the Islanders. In 159 career NHL games, all with the Islanders, the Bowmanville, Ont., native has scored 66 points (26 goals, 40 assists).

The Islanders selected Bailey in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Last year, the 6-foot-1, 201-pound forward set career highs in games (73), goals (16), assists (19) and points (35) while leading the Islanders with a plus-five rating.