• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Islanders G Poulin injured in warmups; Koskinen makes NHL debut in emergency start

FILE- In this file photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) stands near the goal during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Uniondale, N.Y. Poulin injured his left leg in warmups, leaving New York without a backup for its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Mikko Koskinen, a from Finland who was brought up from Bridgeport of the AHL because of injuries to DiPietro and Nathan Lawson, got the emergency start and made his NHL debut. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Zoom Image

FILE- In this file photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) stands near the goal during an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Uniondale, N.Y. Poulin injured his left leg in warmups, leaving New York without a backup for its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. Mikko Koskinen, a from Finland who was brought up from Bridgeport of the AHL because of injuries to DiPietro and Nathan Lawson, got the emergency start and made his NHL debut. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin injured his left leg in warmups Tuesday night, leaving New York without a backup for its game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Poulin, a 20-year-old rookie who is subbing for injured No. 1 netminder Rick DiPietro, appeared to catch his left skate in a rut in the crease and fell awkwardly early in warmups. He seemed to be in significant pain as he turned onto his stomach, and gingerly skated off the ice. He was helped down the tunnel toward the Islanders dressing room.

Mikko Koskinen, a six-foot-five goalie from Finland who was brought up from Bridgeport of the AHL because of injuries to DiPietro and Nathan Lawson, got the emergency start and made his NHL debut. He is the fifth goalie to play for the Islanders this season.

Poulin wasn't listed among the Islanders scratches on the pre-game lineup sheet. During the game, the team announced that Joel Martin was recalled from Bridgeport.

The 28-year-old Martin, who began the season with Odessa of the Central Hockey League, signed a two-way contract with the Islanders on Feb. 4 and has played in six games with Bridgeport. He was dressed and on the bench for the third period.

The game didn't begin well for the 22-year-old Koskinen as Colby Armstrong scored on Toronto's first shot, 1:29 in. Jay Rosehill made it 2-0 just 5:02 later on the Maple Leafs' second shot.

More Stories

Islanders finish strong, but fail to make 2nd straight trip to playoffs

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders finally found their stride, it just came way too late...

Nelson seals Islanders' 4-3 SO win over Sabres in season finale

BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano had no choice but to have faith in younger...

Sabres call up 3 from AHL to fill injury-depleted roster in season finale against Islanders

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres scrambled to recall three players from their AHL affiliate to...

Nielsen, Bailey, Strome score in SO as Islanders beat Brodeur in his possible final NJ start

NEWARK, N.J. - Once Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils got to the shootout against the New...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

What do you think of the Matt Cooke 7-game suspension for his hit on Tyson Barrie?





Contests

Our Partners