Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/23/11

New York Islanders goaltender Al Montoya was diagnosed with a concussion following his collision with Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets.

Montoya had established himself as the top goaltender after posting a 6-5-3 mark with a 2.45 goals-against average this season.

Evgeni Nabokov replaced the 26-year-old Montoya during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg and started Thursday's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

With Montoya and Rick DiPietro (groin) sidelined indefinitely, the Islanders recalled prospect Anders Nilsson from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League.

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