I think the losses were basically intentional on the Jets part. Stapleton was replaced at the NHL level by a larger forward and Kulda was likely passed by on the organizational depth chart by both Postma and Redmond.
The New York Islanders announced today that Jason Clark has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Clark, 20, appeared in 35 games over two seasons at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. A native of Eden Prairie, MN, Clark totaled two assists and 14 penalty minutes with the Badgers.
The Islanders selected Clark in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Draft.
There's a difference between a two-way contract and an AHL contract. An AHL contract has nothing to do with the NHL and wouldn't make him a Sabres prospect.
I know the differences between the two, it's just a question of formulation.
He was signed to an AHL contract because the Sabres liked his play during the development camp. He isn't signed by the Sabres but he is technically part of the organisation since Roy will for Rochester or their ECHL affiliate.
Check the press releases, sometimes it will say : NHL team X signed player X to an AHL contract.
Undersized scorer coming out of the QMJHL who didn't really take off until his overage year? I would not expect much. I made the mistake of getting excited for Yannick Riendeau a few years ago. Nothing wrong with a two-way AHL/ECHL deal though, he might be able to contribute at those levels.