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Isles put Strait (broken ankle) on IR

Feb 18, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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The Islanders’ 7-0 loss to Philadelphia on Monday was made even worse with the announcement that defenseman Brian Strait suffered a broken ankle.

Strait, 25, has been put on injured reserve and replaced by fellow defenseman Radek Martinek, who was activated to New York’s official roster.

The former Penguins rearguard caught a rut in the second period of the Flyers game and crashed feet-first into the boards, breaking his ankle in the process. Newsday reports the recovery time is 6-8 weeks, and that Strait’s season might be finished.

It’s a tough blow for a guy that only just got his NHL career on track.

Strait was plucked off waivers from Pittsburgh the day prior to New York’s season-opening loss to New Jersey and has since gone on to appear in 15 games, registering four assists with a plus-3 rating while averaging 17:54 in ice time.

On Jan. 31, the Islanders signed Strait to a three-year, $2.3 million extension.

  1. bcisleman - Feb 18, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Tough for Brian and the team. He has been very solid all around…another tremendous waiver wire pickup by Garth. Much as I like Radek, his injury history doesn’t inspire confidence.

  2. puckyouall - Feb 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    At least they aren’t blaming Matt Cooke for this one…………are they?

  3. jpelle82 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    crazy looking injury, hope he gets well soon. a casualty of too much talent in pittsburgh but he seems like he is making a good home in long island.

  4. source7769 - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    well they still have a whole draft of defensemen in the minors and carkner yet on IR could have been worse

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