Poulin has had some rocky times during his tenure with the Islanders. He has 50 NHL games under his belt, but never really managed to fined consistency in his performances. There were times when he played well and looked like he was starting to find a rhythm, but that quickly end and his play would falter. Poulin, selected 128th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, had a .899 save percentage in those 50 appearances and a 3.07 goals against average.
He was also going to have to fight for starts in Bridgeport with a crowded group in net, so possibly, like Michael Grabner, a change of scenery will do the young goaltender some good in the long run.
The other seven players that were also placed on waivers along with Poulin all cleared and will report to AHL Bridgeport.
Also headed to the AHL are forward Justin Vaive and defensemen Adam Pelech and Scott Mayfield. For the time being Mayfield's hopes of NHL glory will be put on hold, but he will be one of the first players called up when an injury occurs this season.
The Islanders have now cut down their training camp roster to 30 players; 19 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.