Aaron Johnson out six weeks

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/05/2007 07:46:00 PM | | | | |
Islanders website: Reported today Rick DiPietro will be a game day decision tomorrow depending on how practice goes, but lost forward-defenseman Aaron Johnson with a knee injury for six weeks and that someone will be called up from Bridgeport.

You never want to see that with a guy as dedicated as Aaron Johnson,” said Nolan. "The good news is, when it happened it looked like the injury could have even been worse. I'm glad to hear we'll get AJ back.”

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Remember that depth we had on defense to where Berard could not be signed? Gone and that's barely playing games the last few weeks. No update on Bergenheim or Bates. I guess a winger means Bootland, Tambellini or Blake Comeau. DiPietro by all reports was lucky and with the next game Saturday no reason not to give Dubie the start against a team he beat in a must win game last year if necessary.

Injuries piling up early to a lot of players no one expected to be injured given their history.