The New York Islanders have placed defenseman Sebastian Aho on injured reserve with an upper-body injury retroactive to Nov. 24, per an announcement by the team.
Aho left the Islanders’ game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday while clutching his shoulder and did not return after crashing into the boards in the first period.
Now that Aho has officially been placed on injured reserve, he will have to miss a minimum of seven days, making Dec. 1 his earliest possible return date.
Aho is only the latest addition to the Islanders’ injured reserve list. On Saturday, the team placed Adam Pelech on long-term injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
To fill the suddenly gaping hole on their blue line, the Islanders claimed defenseman Mike Reilly on waivers. He joined the team at practice for the first time Monday morning.
Matt Martin was also back at practice after being placed on the injured reserve list Saturday, retroactive to Nov. 15.
Martin has missed the Islanders’ last five games with an upper-body injury and is eligible to return whenever he is fit. Islanders head coach Lane Lambert did not rule out the possibility of Martin being healthy enough to face the New Jersey Devils tomorrow.
So far this year, the Islanders have had players miss a combined 17 games due to injury.
The Islanders will not hold a morning skate prior to the game at the Devils tomorrow. Lambert will meet with the media at 4:15 p.m.