The Islanders said Saturday captain John Tavares is "week-to-week" with a lower-body injury sustained late in the Islanders' 2-1 victory over the Devils Friday.
That likely means he is out for the remainder of the regular season as the Islanders try to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Islanders are four points behind the Bruins for the final Eastern Conference playoff berth with five games to play.
Tavares, who has 66 points this season, had to be helped off the ice with 3:14 remaining iafter getting tangled up with the back of the net and a Devils player. Tavares was clutching the back of his left leg in the hamstring area.
"It didn't look great," Weight said. "He caught his foot on the back of the net and kind of jetted out there. Obviously lower body and hate to see it, but I'm always hopeful. We'll let (the trainers) look at him and go from there."
Tavares' injury is the latest in a string for the Islanders. Travis Hamonic and Casey Cizikas missed Friday's game due to upper-body injuries, Ryan Strome missed his fourth consecutive game with an upper-body injury and Nikolay Kulemin sat out his third straight game because of an upper-body injury.