UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has injured his left leg in warmups, leaving New York without a backup for its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Poulin, a rookie who is subbing for injured No. 1 netminder Rick DiPietro, appeared to catch his left skate in a rut in the crease and fell awkwardly early in warmups Tuesday night. He appeared to be in significant pain as he turned onto his stomach. He gingerly skated off the ice and was helped down the tunnel toward the Islanders dressing room.
Mikko Koskinen, a 6-foot-5 goalie from Finland who was brought up from Bridgeport of the AHL because of injuries to DiPietro and Nathan Lawson, got the emergency start and made his NHL debut.
Poulin wasn't listed among the Islanders scratches on the pregame lineup sheet.