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Atlanta Thrashers (6-5-1, 3rd/SE) at New York Islanders (5-6-5, 5th/Atl)
7 p.m. EST | Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Mem. Coliseum | MSG+, radio feed
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The devastating news of the day is that the oft-injured, cursed-luck, gentlemanly Radek Martinek is out for the year with an ACL injury. Damn that man's luck. I know we're used to Martinek's injuries and inexplicable fragility and all that, but this is just thoroughly depressing. Meanwhile, Doug Weight is also out a week with the ol' "upper body" action. Blake Comeau replaces him. This is the thin margin of error I've mentioned; now we'll see what the Islanders depth is made of.

Last home game until the day before Thanksgiving. Come on boys, give the people what they want.


News of Radek Martinek's injury made me:

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  • 23%
    Give my Kate Murray voodoo doll an extra stab.
    (53 votes)
  • 12%
    Pour a drink & talk myself into the merits of Freddy Meyer IV.
    (28 votes)
  • 6%
    Look into black magic to get Travis Hamonic here now.
    (15 votes)
  • 56%
    What? It's a Martinek injury. I had lunch, brushed my teeth, went about my routine.
    (125 votes)
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