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Nick Leddy Injury Report: Estimated two-week absence

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Come back soon, but more importantly healthy.

Miss you already.
Miss you already.
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Nick Leddy is expected to miss two weeks with an upper body injury, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday, citing a source.

The top New York Islanders defenseman suffered what appeared to be a wrist or shoulder injury after contact late in the second period of Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He didn't return for the third period nor overtime, and his absence during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers was his first in five years, ending a run of 320 consecutive games played dating back to his time with the Chicago Blackhawks.

After a busy February, the Islanders' schedule lightens up a bit, with just five games over the next 14 days.

Leddy, who signed a seven-year contract extension with the Islanders last month, is the Isles' most important defenseman. His loss will be felt now, but it's essential he is healthy for the Islanders' playoff run.