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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Mac Back; Hillen too.

The Isles are finally getting a player back from injury. In fact, two.

Andrew MacDonald, who broke his hand blocking a Vinny Lecavalier shot in Tampa
on October 21 has been activated from IR, as has Jack Hillen, who got into the
line-up when he replaced MacDonald after Andrew's injury.

The Isles said that MacDonald would be out 4-6 weeks; tomorrow will be 6 weeks
to the day of his injury.

While the actuary in me says "correlation does not imply causation", the Isles'
victory in Tampa put them at 4-1-2 on the season. They didn't win again until
their most recent game, against the Devils on Friday, going 1-11-3 in his
absence. Katie Strang has already reported that MacDonald will be in the
line-up against the Rangers tomorrow.

Hillen suffered a concussion on November 11th in San Jose and has missed the
last six games.

Trent Hunter and Mike Mottau replace MacDonald and Hillen on IR.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
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