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Friday, October 10, 2014

Islanders Injury Update: Michael Grabner undergoes hernia surgery, expected to be out 4-6 weeks


By on 10/10/2014 10:18:00 AM

For the New York Islanders, it appears that some of their speed has been put on ice for a while. According to Lighthouse Hockey, the nagging injury that had been plaguing forward Michael Grabner has been pinpointed as a sports hernia. Grabner has already had surgery to correct the issue and is expected to miss four to six weeks.


Grabner is a key piece to a penalty-killing unit that was near the bottom of the league last year in terms of penalty-killing percentage (78.1%). His incendiary speed is one of his best assets and obviously a hernia injury affecting his groin or abdomen is not something the club will take lightly while he goes through rehab.

Grabner, a native of Austria, is entering his sixth season in the NHL and fifth with the Islanders. He has 142 career points including 87 goals and finished third in the Calder Trophy voting back in 2010-2011 behind Logan Couture of San Jose and eventual winner Jeff Skinner of Carolina.




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