May 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) is attended to by a team trainer after an apparent injury on a play against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in game two of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The New York Islanders won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders’ Andrew MacDonald May Have Broken Hand


The New York Islanders were able to take down the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals in front of their home crowd at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

While the Islanders win to tie up the series was a positive, it may have come at a costly price.

Reports are surfacing that Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald may be forced to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken hand in the final period of the team’s win.

The report comes from New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staples of Newsday:

If the report is correct, it will be a devastating blow to the Islanders and their depth on defense.

Goals have been flying in the back of the net throughout the entire series, so Pittsburgh would have an even easier job finding scoring opportunities if MacDonald, who plays a bulk of the Islanders defensive minutes, was sidelined for the remainder of the year.

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