New York Islanders forward Nikolay Kulemin had surgery to repair an upper-body injury and will be out for six months.
Kulemin, 31, could miss the rest of the regular season, which ends on April 7. He was injured in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers at Barclays Center on Nov. 7.
Kulemin has three points (goal, two assists) in 13 games this season. He signed a four-year, $16.75 million contract with the Islanders on July 2, 2014 and could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.