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NHL notebook: Plum native Reiter signs two-way deal with Islanders

| Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Plum native Kenny Reiter on Friday agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on a one-year, two-way contract for the rest of the season, the team announced.

The 27-year-old Minnesota-Duluth product is 7-5-2 this season with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He has a 2.94 goals-against average and a .895 save percentage through 15 games.

• Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared to start weight-bearing exercises under a doctor's supervision in his recovery from a hip infection. The Predators announced there is no timetable for this stage of recovery, but Rinne will be evaluated daily. The two-time Vezina Trophy finalist has been sidelined since arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Oct. 24 as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection developed in the same hip surgically repaired May 9 after last season. Rinne was on antibiotics for weeks and recently stopped using crutches while walking. In nine games this season, Rinne is 4-4-1 with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. The Predators have been using Marek Mazanec and Carter Hutton.

• On Thursday, the Sabres hired Tim Murray to be their new general manager. On Friday, Murray said that current interim coach Ted Nolan will have the interim tag removed from his title. Murray told Sportsnet's “Hockey Central” that Nolan's title will change in the next few weeks. Nolan was named interim coach Nov. 13 after the Sabres got off to a 4-15-1 start under coach Ron Rolston. The Sabres are 8-11-4 since.

• The Blue Jackets have placed forward Blake Comeau on injured reserve with a sprained knee suffered in Thursday's practice. Comeau is expected to be out four to six weeks. The 27-year-old leads the Blue Jackets in hits with 131. He has three goals and eight assists with 21 penalty minutes in 43 games this season.

• Winnipeg coach Claude Noel said the Jets will move Dustin Byfuglien from defense to forward. Byfuglien will play on a line with captain Andrew Ladd and center Bryan Little on Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

— Wire reports

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