The New York Islanders introduced on Wednesday morning that captain Anders Lee has undergone surgical procedure for a torn ACL and can miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Lee, who was positioned on long-term injured reserve on Sunday, has missed the previous three video games after participating in a collision with ahead Pavel Zacha within the Islanders’ 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on March 11.
The 30-year-old co-leads the Islanders with 12 targets and is tied for second on the crew with 19 factors in 27 video games this season.
The lack of Lee is a giant one for the Islanders, whose common of two.83 goals-per-game ranks 18th within the NHL and 20.5% power-play effectivity is sixteenth.
The Islanders are tied with the Washington Capitals for the highest spot within the East Division with 42 factors however the Capitals have performed one fewer recreation than the Islanders.
The Islanders begin a two-game sequence in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum/NYCB Dwell on Thursday.
By Harrison Brown