Defenceman Ryan Pulock will be out of commission for the next four to six weeks with a lower-body injury.
Pulock, 27, played on Monday against the Tampa Lightning, but did not dress the next game against the Florida Panthers.
Reports are Pulock suffered a fracture from a shot block either in his ankle or foot.
This could lead to some NHL rumors speculation for the Islanders. There are reports the Isles have interest in Toronto Maple Leafs Travis Dermott.
In his seventh NHL season after being taken with the 15th pick overall of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft out of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, Pulock is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million deal. He signed an eight-year, $49.2 million extension with the Islanders in the offseason that is set to begin with the 2022-2023 season.
Ryan Pullock salary breakdown