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:
Source says Andrew MacDonald suffered broken hand. Likely to miss rest of postseason. #Isles
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) May 8, 2013
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.