New York Islanders Daily: Shane Prince Suffers Upper Body Injury

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Shane Prince
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Shane Prince /

The New York Islanders lost another forward in last night’s loss. Shane Prince did not return after the second period due to an upper-body injury.

Another one bites the dust. That’s what I was thinking when Shane Prince left in the second period of last night’s loss to the New Jersey Devils. Just another blow to the Islanders forward group.

Last night’s loss was bad, and embarrassing as the Islanders displayed their recurring flaws. The worst part though was being subjected to a Hickey – Nelson – Quine line.

The Islanders were thin on depth, to begin with, but decided to dress just 11 forwards. When Prince went down they moved Hickey to forward like they did at the end of last year. It was a mess.

Brock Nelson hasn’t scored in 50 straight periods (not joking), Alan Quine is an AHL player at best and Thomas Hickey is a defenseman for goodness sake. We shouldn’t have to watch this kind of nonsense on the Isles bottom six. You wonder why we say the Islanders should get a depth forward, it’s for this exact reason!

Shane Prince only has played in 10 games due to a previous injury. We’ll have to wait and see on the severity of this injury but it’s still frustrating nonetheless.

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