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Islanders: Pulock Suffers injury late in Saturday night’s game

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on November 13, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Ryan Pulock #6 of the New York Islanders skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on November 13, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders may have a problem, Ryan Pulock suffered an injury late in Saturday night’s game. If that’s the case, we need someone to step up.

If things could not go worse Saturday night in Tampa for the New York Islanders, star defenseman Ryan Pulock went down with an injury.

After taking an awkward hit from Alex Kilorn late in the game, the Isles defenseman didn’t return. There was no comment from Barry Trotz after the game on

Ryan Pulcok’s status

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Not Another One

You can see a replay of the hit, here.

This is definitely a clean play. Killorn was getting in position to protect the puck from Pulock, who just happened to be falling over, and got hit in the head.

This comes after the Islanders lost Adam Pelech to a long term injury earlier last month. Pelech was a vital key to the Isles penalty kill. If the blue and orange lose Pulock too, they are in dire need of help on defense.

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As of now, we do not know the severity of the injury, most likely we will find out tomorrow when Trotz addresses the media. If Pulock is out for an extended period of time the Isles need to explore their options.

Pulock leads the Islanders defense in most categories. He leads the Isles d-men in goals, assists, points and time on ice. He has six goals, 21 assists for 27 points and averages 22:15 in ice time per game. Trotz will definitely look for someone to step up big if Pulock is out.

If Pulock is out, does Lamoriello finally make the trade Isles fans have been waiting for? Or do they finally play Sebastian Aho and call up the likes of Seth Helgeson or Parker Wotherspoon, from Bridgeport, as the seventh defenseman?

Hopefully, Pulock is out for little or no time, we will find out soon.

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We want to hear what you think the best options are for the Isles if Pulock is out. Leave Your Comments Below!

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