According to a report from Arthur Staple of NewsDay.Com, Ryan Pulock did not travel with the Islanders to Florida for game five versus the Florida Panthers.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) April 21, 2016
Pulock was injured on Wednesday night on the same shift in which the Panthers scored the game-winning goal in what was eventually a 2-1 victory. He was evaluated today and while there’s been no indication of what sort of ailment he’s dealing with, it seems he won’t play on Friday in a crucial game five matchup.
Pulock has averaged 14-minutes and 45-seconds of ice time so far in this series, netting one goal and three total points through four games. So far, he has been paired primarily with Calvin De Haan and Thomas Hickey at even-strength and matched up against the trio of Derek MacKenzie, Teddy Purcell and Jiri Hudler.
Pulock has been the Islanders’ worst blue-liner from a possession standpoint, boasting a negative-25 shot-attempt differential thus far, according to WarOnIce.Com.
During the regular season, Pulock played just 15 games at the NHL level, recording two goals and four total points. In 51 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL, he netted seven goals and 24 points.
Pittsburgh Penguins writer for TheHockeyWriters.Com and PittsburghHockeyNow.Com. Youth hockey coach, and student of the game.