The New York Islanders played the majority of their 4-3 home victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday without Travis Hamonic, as the defenseman exited early in the first period with a lower-body injury.
Hamonic saw only 2 minutes, 56 seconds of ice time on three shifts before departing. He has recorded a career high-tying five goals, 16 assists and a minus-5 rating in 72 games this season.
Selected in the second round of the 2008 draft, Hamonic made his NHL debut in 2010-11, registering five goals and 21 assists along with a career-high 103 penalty minutes in 62 games. He notched 24 points over 73 contests the following season and appeared in all 48 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, netting three tallies and setting up seven others.
The 25-year-old Hamonic set career highs of 28 assists and 33 points in 71 games last season. He has collected 23 goals and 109 assists in 395 regular-season contests while recording one assist in six playoff games.
A native of St. Malo, Manitoba, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Hamonic helped Canada capture the gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and silver two years later at the World Junior Championship.
UPDATE (April 1, 2016 @ 1:08 PM et): Hamonic will miss the remainder of the regular season, according to the Islanders.
Capuano: Travis Hamonic will miss the remainder of the regular season with a lower-body injury. #Isles
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