The Islanders didn't send Stevens a qualifying offer Tuesday.
Stevens hasn't been able to crack the Islanders' lineup since turning pro in 2016-17, so this move isn't surprising. He'll be looking to land a two-way contract with a new club this offseason.
Stevens (undisclosed) was reassigned to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, Michael Fornabaio of the Connecticut Post reports.
In order to demote Stevens, he would have needed to be activated off non-roster injured reserve. The center was injured during training camp and will likely spend the rest of the season in the minors.
Stevens is considered out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The 24-year-old Northeastern University product is expected to begin the campaign in the minors, so this shouldn't affect his chances of making the Opening Night roster, but his development will undoubtedly suffer a bit if he's unable to participate in training camp at all. Another update on Stevens' status should be released once he's able to return to practice.
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