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Islanders captain Anders Lee placed on long-term IR

NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Islanders placed captain Anders Lee on long-term injured reserve, the team announced Sunday.

The move is retroactive to last Thursday. Players on long-term injured reserve must miss a minimum of 10 games and 24 days.

Lee left Thursday night’s 5-3 win against New Jersey in the first period following an awkward collision with Devils center Pavel Zacha.

The 30-year-old Lee was in obvious pain and did not appear to put any weight on his right leg as teammates helped him off the ice.

Lee was appearing in his 295th consecutive game, the third-longest streak in franchise history behind Billy Harris (576 games) and Bobby Nystrom (301).

He leads the first-place Islanders with 12 goals and was second behind Mathew Barzal with 19 points prior to Sunday’s road game against the Devils.

Lee has 320 points (184 goals, 136 assists) in 520 games since making his Islanders debut on April 2, 2013. He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2009.

–Field Level Media

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