Found February 05, 2012 on
Islanders Hockey Blog:
Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders lost Travis Hamonic for the next two weeks after he took a puck to the face early in the third period.
5:21 into the Third, Hamonic went down lying on the ice momentarily as a pool of blood formed below him. Team trainers quickly rushed over to him and helped him off the ice. He was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a broken nose and received stitches.
The loss of the 21 year old, who has been one of the Islanders top defensemen this season, Could not have come at a worse time. The Islanders have games against Philadelphia, who’ve always give them problems, along with games against Montreal, LA, Winnipeg, St. Luis and Carolina. Not the easiest of matchups.
Hamonic’s absence was noticeable in the third period during last night’s loss to the Sabres and may have contributed to the loss.
“It definitely hurts,” PA Parenteau said about the loss of Hamonic last night. “Travis is one of our best defensemen, there’s no doubt a...
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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after undergoing facial surgery on Sunday.
Hamonic was also in need of stitches after taking a slap shot from Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff during Saturday's contest.
The 21-year-old Hamonic, who suffered a broken nose in the bloody episode, has collected a goal and 11 assists in 51 games.
The Islander have called up defensemen Aaron Ness this morning, after they lost Travis Hamonic and Milan Jurcina suffered injuries in the previous two games. Hamonic is out for two weeks with a broken nose and Jurcina is out with an elbow laceration.
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