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NY Islanders forward Doug Weight out six weeks with MCL sprain

Not much has gone right this year for my favorite hockey team of my youth. From Canadian Press-

The New York Islanders will be without centre Doug Weight for six weeks the result of a knee injury.

The Islanders placed Weight on the injured reserve list retroactive to Wednesday, when he suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament after colliding with New Jersey’s Brian Gionta in the second period of the Devils’ 4-2 win.

Weight, in his 17th NHL season, has nine goals and 26 assists in 44 games this season with New York and is the club’s second-leading scorer.

I doubt Weight, who is 38 years of age, will play another game this season. By the time he has recovered from the injury, the 2008-09 NHL season will almost be over.

Before the injury Weight had been mentioned in trade rumors. What NHL team will give up much of anything for an unexceptional 38-year-old forward?

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