Islanders right-winger Richard Park out 4 weeks with broken ribs

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – New York Islanders forward Richard Park will miss four weeks because of broken ribs.

Park had 15 minutes 53 seconds of ice time Wednesday during a 3-1 road loss to the New York Rangers and showed no sign of injury.

The Islanders didn’t know when Park got hurt, but the 32-year-old right-winger crashed hard into Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist 6:32 into the second period and was sent off for interference.

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Park and captain Bill Guerin were the only Islanders who played in all of New York’s first 57 games.

Trent Hunter, who had missed four games due to a hip flexor injury, replaced Park in the lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.