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Islanders Place Adam Pelech And Matt Martin On Injured Reserve



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Both Adam Pelech and Matt Martin will be out of the New York Islanders lineup for the time being as the team announced they’ve placed Martin on injured reserve and Pelech on long-term injured reserve.

Now that he’s formally been placed on LTIR with an upper-body injury, Pelech must miss a minimum of 10 games and 24 days, making the earliest possible date for his return Dec. 20 when the Islanders visit the Washington Capitals.

With Pelech on the shelf for the foreseeable future, his $5.75 million cap hit for the season will not count toward the salary cap for the Islanders. However, they are not allowed to accrue cap space, either.

Pelech left the Islanders’ game against the Ottawa Senators last night and did not return after he was hit into the boards and screamed in pain while clutching his arm.

In 16 games this season, Pelech has three assists and is averaging 19:38 of ice time on the Islanders’ top defensive pairing.

Samuel Bolduc will slide into the Islaners’ lineup to take Pelech’s place.

Meanwhile, Martin’s upper-body injury is retroactive to Nov. 15. He’s skated on his own while out of the lineup and can return whenever he’s ready since he’s already missed a week’s worth of action.

More injury news could be coming for the Islanders as they may be without Sebastian Aho after he, too, was injured and did not return during the game last night in Ottawa.

In that case, the Islanders will need to make a call-up from AHL Bridgeport to dress a full lineup tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.




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