October 9, 2020 | 9:42pm
Kieffer Bellows, the 22-year-old winger who was the Islanders’ first-round draft choice in 2016 and made his NHL debut last year by recording three points (2-1) in eight games, participated in the team’s Phase 3 summer camp but was not included on the bubble roster.
An explanation was probably provided by the AHL, which announced Friday that Bellows had violated terms of the league’s performance-enhancing substances program.
“All applicable discipline has been issued and satisfied, and there are no current or further limitations or restrictions on his ability to play,” the statement read.
The Islanders put out a non-statement, statement from president/GM Lou Lamoriello as follows: “In response to the American Hockey League announcement regarding Kiefer Bellows, we will let their statement speak for itself and have no further comment.”