Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic did not return to the game against the Flyers after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period. The 26-year-old dropped the gloves and fought Philadelphia's Dale Weise in the opening period.
Hamonic was seen following the Islanders' loss with a cast on his left hand.
He has tallied three goals and 11 assists in 48 games this season.
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Hamonic has suffered one of his worst years as a professional, both from a statistical and personal health standpoint. One of the locker room leaders and also one of the most stand-up guys to face the media, since Travis rescinded his trade request, it's been one bad omen after another.
First, he struggled to adapt to a new defensive partner and his play -- and subsequently the teams' play -- suffered for it. Then came the knee injury which cost him two months. When he returned, it was a race to get back to playing at a pace which had ramped up considerably and the Islanders in the middle of a playoff chase.
Just starting to feel like himself, he tried to get his teammates going after a disastrous first period in Philadelphia by fighting Dale Weise, takes a couple of good shots and apparently, landed a few of his own to the helmet of the Flyers forward, breaking his hand in the process. Seen in a cast afterwards, that's it for his, and likely the teams, 2016-17 season.
Since a rocky start and improved middle, the Islanders are ending the season on a down note. Not being able to win at home since returning from a franchise record nine-game road trip and their power play struggles conspired them to all but certainly missing the postseason for the first time in two seasons.