The New York Islanders
' chances of returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007 may have just suffered a huge blow.
Newsday is reporting that Mark Streit
, the team's No. 1 defenseman, will miss six months after suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum during a scrimmage at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday morning.
Streit, 33, had 11 goals and 38 assists last season. He was primed to be paired with James Wisniewski
, who was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks