The Isles captain, who has 28 points (10-18) in 22 games, was injured in the third period of a 4-1 win over Washington on Saturday night. “It’s a big loss, no doubt, especially with Yash playing so well, but every team has to deal with injuries,” Islanders head coach Ted Nolan said in a release. “It’s up to everyone else to step up their games and take advantage of the opportunities they’re provided.”
The Islanders recalled veteran forward Eric Boguniecki from AHL Bridgeport. The 31-year old has eight points (3-5) in 12 games with the Sound Tigers after his acquisition last month from Columbus.