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Nabokov to injured reserve, Islanders recall Nilsson

Monday, 11.18.2013 / 10:05 AM / News

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Nabokov to injured reserve, Islanders recall Nilsson
The New York Islanders reportedly will call up goalie Anders Nilsson from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League on Monday.

The New York Islanders have placed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on injured reserve and called up Anders Nilsson from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.

Nabokov, 38, started Saturday but left in the first period of the game against the Detroit Red Wings with a groin injury. Newsday projects that Nabokov will be sidelined for at least four weeks, but adds there are no plans to look outside the organization for goaltending help at this time.

Nilsson, the Islanders' third-round pick (No. 62) in the 2009 NHL Draft, is 3-6-1 with a 3.57 goals-against average and .880 save percentage at Bridgeport. He'll back up Kevin Poulin, who has started three of New York's past four games in goal and now assumes the starter's role.

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