Casey Cizikas will miss three-to-four weeks with a leg laceration, the New York Islanders announced on Wednesday.
Cizikas suffered the injury in the first period of Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, tangling up with Ivan Provorov before leaving the game. The Islanders' center was placed on IR retroactive to Feb. 11. Cizikas has 14 points (10G, 4A) in 48 games this season. Cizikas' injury, coupled with a wrist laceration to Cal Clutterbuck, leaves the Islanders without their top-two penalty-killing forwards.
With Cizikas out, the Islanders recalled Cole Bardreau from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bardreau, 26, played nine games, including his NHL debut, with the Islanders earlier this season. Bardreau recorded two points, including his first NHL goal - which came via penalty shot on Nov. 5 - during his nine-game stint with the Islanders. He has three points (2G, 1A) in 29 games for the Sound Tigers this season.
Video: OTT@NYI: Bardreau nets first NHL goal on penalty shot
The Islanders begin a four-game Western Conference road trip on Thursday in Nashville.