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Isles prospect de Haan out for year with shoulder injury

Oct 22, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

De Haan

The New York Islanders suffered a major blow on Monday when it was revealed prized defensive prospect Calvin de Haan — taken 12th overall at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft — suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the season.

The injury occurred over the weekend with de Haan playing for the Islander’s AHL affiliate in Bridgeport. According to reports, the 21-year-old skated off in the final minute with what was later revealed to be a separated shoulder.

The fact it’s a shoulder injury is awful news for both the Isles and de Haan, who has a history of problems in that area.

This is his third shoulder ailments three years, which includes one that cost him over a month of Bridgeport’s 2011-12 campaign (de Haan only played in 56 AHL contests last season.)

de Haan made his Islanders debut last season in a 3-2 loss to Dallas, playing 13:01 while finishing plus-1 with two shots on goal. He was expected to challenge for a job on New York’s blueline this season.

  1. bcisleman - Oct 22, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Feel awful for CDH. This was going to be a huge year for him with Travis doing so well, Scott and Matt about NHL-ready and the drafting of Griffin and all of those other top D prospects. This was going to be his chance to show that he can stay healthy and perform at the highest level. Big step back for him.

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