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.
The Islanders recalled Gibson from AHL Bridgeport on Tuesday. Robin Lehner wasn't present at Tuesday's morning skate due to an undisclosed issue, so Gibson will likely draw into the lineup for the evening's matchup with Winnipeg. The 25-year-old Finn will be shipped back to the minors as soon as Lehner is ready to return.
The Islanders reassigned Gibson to AHL Bridgeport on Saturday. Gibson's demotion indicates Robin Lehner (back) will be available for Saturday's matchup with the Devils. The 25-year-old netminder will return to his role as AHL Bridgeport's starter for the foreseeable future.
The Islanders recalled Gibson under emergency conditions Wednesday. Robin Lehner (strain) is considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's game against the Penguins, so Gibson will likely backup Thomas Greiss against Pittsburgh if Lehner's unable to go. The 25-year-old netminder will be returned to New York's minor-league affiliate as soon as Lehner is cleared to play.
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