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Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson suffers devastating injury

Published April 13, 2024 at 2:21 PM

Today, there's unfortunate news for the New York Islanders as defenseman Noah Dobson has been sidelined with an injury right before the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off.

Dobson has truly shone this season, establishing himself as a top-tier defenseman and even garnering attention for the Norris Trophy, although he might not make it as a finalist, he's likely to receive some votes.

The Islanders have faced challenges throughout the season, but with the recent hiring of hockey legend Patrick Roy as their head coach, they've turned things around. Currently sitting in a wild card spot, they're in a tight race with several other teams, emphasizing the importance of securing as many points as possible in their remaining games to secure their playoff berth.

Patrick Roy says Noah Dobson (upper body) is day to day, not playing today. #Isles

Noah Dobson will not be in the #Isles lineup today, per Patrick Roy.

He is day-to-day with an upper body injury.

When it comes to anything carrying over from last game:

«No. No — zero.»

Losing Dobson, their top defenseman, even for just a game or two, is a significant blow. It could potentially make the difference between a deep playoff run and an early offseason.

#Isles Patrick Roy on losing Noah Dobson (upper body/day to day): "Well, it's a big piece of our team. But, when we lost Mayfield, it gives an opportunity to other guys and we approach it the same way."

Aho in for Dobson on PP, too.

According to Roy, Dobson is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury and won't be playing in the upcoming game. Despite this setback, Roy remains optimistic, stating that when one player is sidelined, it creates opportunities for others to step up. Aho will be filling in for Dobson on the power play.

The Islanders playoff hopes hang in the balance, and if they miss out, it'll undoubtedly be a challenging offseason for the team and its fans.
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Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson suffers devastating injury

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