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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The dreaded injury bug

Both Sean Bergenheim and Doug Weight suffered groin injuries last night and will, according to Scott Gordon's post-game (nyi.com), each miss a few days.

Apparently both suffered the injury in the first period and "tried to fight through it", leading one to wonder if they could have aggravated the injury further later in the game.

Weight played only two shifts in the final 9 minutes of the first period, but appeared to play regularly in the second period--garnering over 8 minures of ice-time.  He played the first 35 seconds of the third period before leaving the game.

Bergenheim also played more in the second period than in the first, and was on the ice when the period ended--yet he didn't play at all in the third period.

With Frans Nielsen already back in NY, the Isles have suffered injuries to three veteran forwards already-- and it's still 16 days until Opening Night.

 Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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