Last night against the Vancouver Canucks the New York Islanders saw their second leading scorer head to the dressing room.
The New York Islanders are already besieged with injuries. First, it was Ryan Pulock who broke his foot as he stepped into the lineup to cover for an injured Nick Leddy. Then Travis Hamonic was forced from the lineup for 4-6 weeks.
Now it seems that Brock Nelson could be added to the Islanders growing injury list. Nelson left the game late in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks after getting tangled up with Player X behind the Canucks net.
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Nelson came back to the bench, played a shift and didn’t play afterwards. He’ll be reevaluated today before the Islanders head on the road to play both Florida-based teams.
Fingers crossed that it isn’t anything serious and that Nelson can be back in the lineup for the road trip to Florida. Maybe if he has to sit out the Islanders will be forced to finally play Mathew Barzal? Oh wait he’s “Ill”. Maybe they dip into the farm?