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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Surgery scheduled for Thursday

In last night's game against the Washington Capitals, Islanders forward Kevin Colley suffered a fracture of the fifth cervical vertebrae.

Colley was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital this morning. On Thursday, Chief of Spine Dr. Andrew Hecht will perform surgery to repair and stabilize Colley's cervical spine. No spinal cord damage was suffered.

The entire Islanders family wishes Kevin a full and speedy recovery.

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