Cal Clutterbuck underwent successful wrist surgery on Friday to repair a skate cut and is out indefinitely, Islanders President and GM Lou Lamoriello said on Saturday morning.
Clutterbuck suffered the injury in the third period of Thursday's 3-2 shootout win in Boston, as Patrice Bergeron's skate sliced his wrist. Lamoriello said that the cut sliced some tendons, but there was nothing life threatening about the injury.
"The cut was clean. No complications. We're just going to say out indefinitely," Lamoriello said. "He's fine. It was in and out, it wasn't something he had to stay overnight about. It's just going to be a matter of time for when it heals."
"It was 100 percent successful," Lamoriello added. "He will be back this season. Time frame depends on the healing process."
Clutterbuck has seven points (3G, 4A) in 33 games this season and is the Islanders most-used penalty killing forward.
With Clutterbuck out indefinitely, Andrew Ladd was recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Ladd has nine points (7G, 2A) in 19 games with the Sound Tigers this season.
The veteran forward hasn't played an NHL game since March 24th when he suffered a torn ACL against the Arizona Coyotes. After completing a conditioning stint, Ladd was placed on waivers on Nov. 14 and has been in Bridgeport ever since. Lamoriello said he's seen Ladd steadily improve, after his lengthy layoff.
"He's working hard, his attitude has been tremendous and been great for the young players. He deserved to come up under these circumstances," Lamoriello said.
Ladd's status for Saturday's game is to be determined, but Trotz said he's back in the mix going forward.