Isles’ Leddy replaced by Strait vs. Rangers
Defenseman Nick Leddy will have his consecutive games played streak end at 320 tonight when the New York Islanders play host to the New York Rangers.
Leddy was injured in a collision with Leafs’ defenseman Morgan Rielly during the second period of Monday night’s 4-3 overtime win in Toronto. The 23-year-old appeared to be favoring his left shoulder on the bench prior to leaving the game.
Brian Strait, who has been a healthy scratch in four straight games, draws into the Islanders lineup tonight. Strait has appeared in 38 games this season scoring two goals and six points while averaging 18:27 in time on ice.
Leddy has 10 goals and 29 points to go along with a plus-17 rating while averaging over 20 minutes a night in ice time in 68 games this season.