Ryan Strome, who left Wednesday night's win against the Rangers late in the second period, has been diagnosed with a broken wrist, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday.
Strome was injured when he took a hit from Brady Sjkei along the boards.
He has 13 goals and 17 assists in 69 games this season.
The 23-year-old had failed to record a point over his last four games.
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Bad news for the Islanders as, for the second season in a row, they lose an offensive contributor just prior to game 82. And coincidentally, they both come against the Rangers.
Last year, it was Anders Lee, who was forced to miss the first two rounds of the playoffs with a broken leg after absorbing a Johnny Boychuk shot. This year, Strome took an innocent looking bump from Skjei along the right-wing wall and is out, likely for the season.
After a sizzling full-year debut in 2014-15 as a 21-year-old, when Strome posted 17 goals and 50 points, playing to a +23 rating, the winger has played out of position with very little margin for error, and it has showed in his inconsistent production.
After being able to only muster 6-8-14 in 39 games under former head coach Jack Capuano, Strome matched that offensive output in his first 20 games under interim head coach Doug Weight. But, recently, he had struggled again, potting only one goal and one assist over his last ten games, with eight of those games being zero point outings. He, like many forwards, suffered Wednesday night making any cohesive plays in the neutral zone before the unfortunate injury. His possession numbers have also taken a nose dive to 45.9 percent this season.
At the end of the day, Strome's 2016-17 will conclude with five more goals in two less games, but only two more points in a career-low 14:36 average ice time.
With any recall from Bridgeport highly unlikely, as rosters expanded right after the trade deadline, Weight will now turn to Shane Prince or Alan Quine to fill the void in the final ten games to see if the Islanders can earn a playoff berth for the third consecutive season.