The New York Islanders
have announced that center Frans Nielsen
will be out eight-to-twelve weeks with multiple leg injuries. He was injured in the third period of the Islanders-New Jersey Devils game last night at the Prudential Center. Nielsen did not sustain a concussion.
Nielsen, selected in the third round (87th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders, has 2 goals and 7 assists in 19 games this season.