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Islanders missing Johnny Boychuk, Cal Clutterbuck

Report: New York defenseman has upper-body injury, forward has lower-body injury

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New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk missed the second day of training camp because of an upper-body injury, and forward Cal Clutterbuck left practice early because of a lower-body injury, Newsday reported Saturday.

Boychuk saw a doctor Saturday, and Islanders coach Jack Capuano told Newsday he is out indefinitely because of what Capuano called a nagging injury. Boychuk led Islanders defensemen with nine goals, and had 25 points and a plus-17 rating in 70 games last season.

Clutterbuck was a key part of the fourth line, had 15 goals last season, tied for the second-most in his NHL career, and his 288 hits were second on the Islanders.

The Islanders opened training camp Thursday without forwards John Tavares (Team Canada) and Nikolay Kulemin (Team Russia) and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss (Team Europe), who are playing at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Forward Mikhail Grabovski, who had nine goals and 25 points in 58 games last season, remains out because of concussion symptoms.

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