UNIONDALE, N.Y. – New York Islanders forward PA Parenteau has left the ice in the second period with an injury to his left leg after being undercut by sliding Winnipeg defenceman Mark Stuart, who broke up a breakaway attempt.
With the score tied 2-2 Thursday night, Parenteau raced ahead alone and was closing in on the Winnipeg net when Stuart charged in from the left and dived into Parenteau, with his stick outstretched, to thwart the rush. Stuart crashed into Parenteau while on his stomach, and appeared to pin Parenteau’s left leg.
No penalty was called, and play continued while Parenteau remained down on the ice. He crawled on all fours and tried to get up several times, but crumpled down onto his stomach in pain. He eventually got to his skates, and was gingerly helped toward the tunnel by teammates Josh Bailey and Matt Moulson 5:23 into the second period.
Parenteau, the Islanders’ third-leading scorer, has 18 goals and 49 assists for a career-best 67 points. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.