Uniondale, NY, United States (4E Sports) – The New York Islanders lost key defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a broken hand in their 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night, tying the series 2-2.
MacDonald suffered the fracture during the second period of Game 4 after he was hit by a shot from Penguins defenseman Douglas Murray.
He missed the rest of the game and is unlikely to return during the playoffs.
The 25-year-old MacDonald leads the Islanders with 23:31 minutes of ice time per game.
Veteran Radek Martinek, a scratch the first four games of the series, will likely be used by Islanders coach Jack Capuano to replace MacDonald.