The Islanders shipped Gibson back to AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday. Gibson's reassignment indicates that Robin Lehner (upper body) will dress for Thursday's contest against the Canadiens. He made a relief appearance against the Flyers on Saturday and came up a perfect 10-for-10 in terms of saves on shots faced. He'll return to the minors to provide organizational depth behind a pair of stalwarts in Lehner and Thomas Greiss.
Gibson made 10 saves in relief during the third period in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. It wasn't in the plans to use him, but with Thomas Greiss yielding five goals in the first two periods, coach Barry Trotz pressed Gibson into service just a few days following his emergency call-up. It was just his second NHL appearance of the season, but Gibson has a .941 save percentage, stopping 16 of 17 shots, and a 1.50 GAA this season. The 26-year-old is 3-4-3 with a 3.45 GAA and .904 save percentage in 14 career NHL games.
Gibson was an emergency call-up from AHL Bridgeport on Wednesday. This move suggests that there may be a lasting injury to Robin Lehner (undisclosed), but we wouldn't make any rash lineup decisions until the team has a chance to speak on the matter. Besides, the Islanders don't play until Thursday evening. Gibson has maintained an 18-9-1 record with a 2.89 GAA and .900 save percentage through 33 games for the AHL's Sound Tigers this season.
Gibson was sent back to Bridgeport of the AHL on Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Gibson was called up on an emergency basis when Robin Lehner (undisclosed) was forced to miss a couple of games due to injury. Lehner returned to the team Saturday, which mean Gibson was no longer needed. Gibson only played one game while with the team, giving up one goal on seven shots in relief of Thomas Greiss during a 6-2 loss to the Penguins on Thursday.
Gibson stopped six of seven shots after relieving an ineffective Thomas Greiss in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Penguins. Summoned Tuesday with Robin Lehner battling an undisclosed injury, Gibson was immediately thrust into game action, playing the third period after Greiss was shelled for five goals through two periods. Ineffectiveness has been a common theme for Greiss of late, and Gibson might even be asked to start a game or two if Greiss can't turn things around and Lehner doesn't recover quickly.
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