Isles place Gillies, Niederreiter on IR

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, Last Updated: 3:54 PM ET

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders placed enforcer Trevor Gillies and forward Nino Niederreiter on injured reserve Monday.

The moves are retroactive to Sept. 30.

Gillies posted just two goals and was a minus-3 in 39 games for the Islanders last season, but his impact was nonetheless apparent as he racked up 165 penalty minutes.

He was given lengthy suspensions on two occasions, both for questionable actions against an opponent, and fined almost $85,000 for his efforts.

Niederreiter, 25, posted a goal and two points in nine games a season ago, his first NHL action. The native of Switzerland was the fifth-overall selection in the 2010 draft.

The Isles begin their 2011-12 season by hosting Florida this Saturday.


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