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New York Islanders Daily: Doug Weight Doesn’t Like Discussing Injuries

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Head coach Doug Weight of the New York Islanders reacts on the bench during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Head coach Doug Weight of the New York Islanders reacts on the bench during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders coach Doug Weight doesn’t like talking about injuries. He’s more concerned with who he has than who he doesn’t.

It’s been a frustrating time for the New York Islanders while they sit just outside the playoff picture, contently in mediocrity. Apparently, Islanders fans aren’t the only ones who are frustrated it’s leaked over to the team and coaching staff as well.

Arthur Staple of Newsday asked Doug Weight about Islanders injuries and the coach wasn’t too pleased.

Weight wasn’t too happy with the question, it was obvious. Instead, he’d rather focus on who he does have than who he doesn’t, which is understandable from his perspective. Here’s a look at Doug’s full comments that he made to the media:

We’ve seen Weight get firey on the bench so this is nothing new. Obviously, I wasn’t there so I don’t know the tone of the quote, but by reading it comes off as Weight being frustrated with the questions on injuries.

Injuries or not Weight is right about one thing, the Islanders have to get better play from the guys they do have. This one step forward two steps back charade is only making the team tread water. Something’s got to change.

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