Rangers send Islanders to defeat and IR

(Jan. 22) As the Islanders embark on a two-game road trip starting Friday night in Philadelphia, the news of a pair of key injuries came down on Wednesday. Defenseman Eric Cairns will be out up to six weeks with a dislocated shoulder. Chris Osgood is out 3-4 weeks with a sprained ankle.

Rick DiPietro and Ray Schultz have been recalled from AHL Bridgeport.

This is in addition to having top 2 defenseman Adrian Aucoin on IR as well.

It will be interesting to see what Milbury does now. Obviously holding onto DiPietro looks good now, but with 2 of the top 6 defensemen on the shelf for extended periods of time, I wonder if Milbury will look again at the McLaren move now that Isbister is back in the lineup.