Islanders' Nabokov out with groin injury

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 17, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19: Portrait of Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks before the game bewteen the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov injured a groin in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens and didn't return to the game. The Islanders said Thursday night that Nabokov will be re-evaluated on Friday. Nabokov made a sliding pad save on Yannick Weber's slap shot 7:55 into the game, and then was prone on the ice before being helped to the dressing room by the medical staff. Rick DiPietro replaced Nabokov in goal. Nabokov has played seven games for New York this season after finally agreeing to report to the Islanders after being claimed off waivers in January. He is 1-5 with a .910 save percentage and 2.89 goals against average.
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