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Islanders place defenseman Hickey on injured reserve

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey was placed on injured reserve Friday, retroactive to Sept. 28.

Hickey is expected to miss four weeks because of an upper-body injury. Newsday reported the injury occurred when Hickey blocked a shot during the second period of the Islanders' preseason game Sept. 28 against the Washington Capitals.

Last season Hickey had two goals and 22 points while averaging 18:55 of ice time in 81 games.

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