SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -New York Islanders defenseman Chris Lee was carried off the ice on a stretcher after being checked into the boards from behind by Florida's Rostislav Olesz in a preseason game Monday night.
A team spokesman said the 28-year-old Lee had movement, was conscious and was taken to a hospital.
Lee stayed on the ice for several minutes after being hit at 11:02 of the third period.
Olesz was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.
Lee, who has never played in an NHL game, was signed as a free agent in July.
Florida won the game 6-0.