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Islanders forward Weight out six weeks with MCL sprain

Thursday, 02.12.2009 / 6:08 PM / News

The Canadian Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders will be without centre Doug Weight for six weeks the result of a knee injury.

The Islanders placed Weight on the injured reserve list retroactive to Wednesday, when he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament after colliding with New Jersey's Brian Gionta in the second period of the Devils' 4-2 win.

Weight, in his 17th NHL season, has nine goals and 26 assists in 44 games this season with New York and is the club's second-leading scorer.

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