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Islanders' Lee fractures leg

Forward out indefinitely; New York's injury list grows @NHLdotcom

New York Islanders forward Anders Lee has a fractured fibula and is out indefinitely.

Lee was hit by a shot from teammate Johnny Boychuk in the first period of a 4-1 win Thursday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Lee, 25, has 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 80 games. The Islanders, who have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, are in third place in the Metropolitan Division, tied with the New York Rangers in points; the Islanders have two games remaining and the Rangers have one, with the Rangers holding the non-shootout wins tiebreaker. The third-place finisher will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference First Round.

Lee is the latest Islanders player to be injured. Forwards Cal Clutterbuck (lower body) and Matt Martin (upper body), a late scratch, missed the game Thursday. Defenseman Travis Hamonic (lower body) has been out for the past week, No. 1 goalie Jaroslav Halak (lower body) is out at least two more weeks, and center Mikhail Grabovski (upper body) has been out for three weeks.

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