The Islanders announced today that veteran defenseman Andy Sutton
will be out 4-6 weeks after an MRI this morning revealed a partial tear of his hamstring. Sutton suffered the injury during the Islandersí 3-2 win over San Jose on Monday afternoon at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Defenseman Drew Fata
has been recalled from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
of the American Hockey League.
Fata, a 6-1, 210-pound defenseman, has played in 48 games this season with the Sound Tigers, registering three goals and five assists. His 156 penalty minutes ranks second on the team.
Fata appeared in three games for the Islanders during the 2006-07 season, recording one goal and five penalty minutes.
Elsewhere on the Islandersí blueline, Bruno Gervais
is day-to-day with a strained oblique. Brendan Witt
, listed as out 2-4 weeks after spraining his knee on Feb. 12, remains on schedule to return within that time frame.