Petrov was given a qualifying offer by the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Petrov has failed to make any kind of mark playing in North America so this may be just a procedural move more than anything else as he is not expected to return from Europe anytime soon.
Petrov was assigned to Bars Kazan of the AHL on Sunday, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple. It wasn't a matter of if Petrov would go back to the KHL, but when. Once he didn't make the Islanders out of training camp everyone knew he would head back to Europe eventually, including the Islanders. They just didn't see enough from him in the AHL to justify a call up to Brooklyn. Petrov has talent but is also extremely inconsistent and it may now be an upset if he ever plays in the NHL.
Petrov (foot) returned to practice with AHL Bridgeport on Saturday. Petrov is a strong-skating winger who was selected in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has yet to make his NHL debut, and his focus is currently set on returning from a broken foot injury originally sustained a month ago. The Russian registered one goal, four assists and 10 PIM with Bridgeport before going down with this injury.
Petrov will be out of action for at least the next month with a broken foot, reports Newsday's Arthur Staple. Petrov has been an enigma for the Isles. This is his first season in North America, coming over from the KHL, and while most assumed he would make the Islanders, the team decided to risk him returning to Europe and sent him to the AHL. Petrov might've been one of the first players called up when the Isles had an injury run on their forwards but any chance of that just got pushed back until the next calendar year at the earliest.
Kirill Petrov was sent to Bridgeport of the AHL on Monday, reports Newsday.
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