Islanders’ Anders Lee Out For Rest Of Season After Undergoing Surgery On Torn ACL

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The New York Islanders announced on Wednesday morning that captain Anders Lee has undergone surgery for a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season.

Lee, who was placed on long-term injured reserve on Sunday, has missed the past three games after taking part in a collision with forward Pavel Zacha in the Islanders’ 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on March 11.

The 30-year-old co-leads the Islanders with 12 goals and is tied for second on the team with 19 points in 27 games this season.

The loss of Lee is a big one for the Islanders, whose average of 2.83 goals-per-game ranks 18th in the NHL and 20.5% power-play efficiency is 16th.

The Islanders are tied with the Washington Capitals for the top spot in the East Division with 42 points but the Capitals have played one fewer game than the Islanders.

The Islanders start a two-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum/NYCB Live on Thursday.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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