Islanders goalie Lawson injured
New York Islanders backup goalie Nathan Lawson was replaced
after injuring his left knee in the first period Friday night
against the Buffalo Sabres.
Lawson hurt himself when he steered toward a goal post while
reaching out to grab a jam-in attempt by Buffalo’s Jochen Hecht.
The play occurred with 3:01 left, and Lawson remained in the game
after a trainer attended to him. He was replaced by Kevin Poulin at
the beginning of the second period.
Lawson, appearing in his sixth career game after Rick DiPietro
stayed in New York with flu-like symptoms, did not return to the
bench and will be re-evaluated Saturday, the Islanders
Poulin also is making his sixth career appearance.