Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Isles' Hamonic out 2 weeks after slapper to face

Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:19 pm

By Brian Stubits

Travis Hamonic is going to miss about two weeks for the Islanders after taking a slap shot to the face, always a scary proposition.

In the Isles' shootout loss to the Sabres on Saturday night, Hamonic was trying to hold the fort down in front of the crease when a shot from Jordan Leopold sailed high and caught Hamonic square in the face beneath the shield.

Seems odd to say, but luckily for Hamonic it was just a broken nose on the play. It could have been a lot worse. We've seen it this season a few times as the visor debate has been ratched up. Of course, even with the visor it didn't prevent a broken nose.

The Isles are already dealing with a beatup blue line. Milan Jurcina didn't play on Saturday against Buffalo because of a lacerated elbow.

This broken nose will end Hamonic's modest ironman streak. He has played in 113 straight games. This season he has averaged 22:17 of ice time per game and has a goal with 11 assists.

For more hockey news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnHockey and @BrianStubitsNHL on Twitter.


Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2012 8:22 am

Isles' Hamonic out 2 weeks after slapper to face

Tough to lose another D man. Call up from Bridgeport for the Philly game might be too much fun.
Get well soon Travis, we need you!!

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 11:20 pm

Isles' Hamonic out 2 weeks after slapper to face

Worked OK for me...even though I wish it hadn't!  Yuck!

Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2012 9:56 pm

Isles' Hamonic out 2 weeks after slapper to face

The video does not work. It just shows a stillshot of what I presume is Travis Hamonic getting hit, but it's out of focus.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or