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The Injuries: Facial fractures and knee swelling (Rick DiPietro), Knee injury (Nathan Lawson) and dislocated left kneecap (Kevin Poulin)
If you're a goaltender, you probably want to run screaming from the Islanders organization.
DiPietro, the almost-always injured goaltender who has one of the worst NHL contracts ever, got hurt in a fight with Penguins goalie Brent Johnson. Initial tests did not show any injuries, but he is now out four to six weeks with broken bones in his face and swelling in his knee.
Lawson was injured in a January matchup against the Buffalo Sabres. Fortunately, he has been skating and could be about a week away from returning.
But it's Poulin who could have the worst luck of all.
Poulin was warming up for a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs when he got stuck in a rut in the ice and went down. He suffered a dislocated knee cap and is done for the year.
Let's hope that Al Montoya, who came over from the Coyotes in a trade yesterday, can tend goal while playing in a bubble. He's going to need it.