The nyc Islanders lost more than first place Tuesday night. The team announced Wednesday that forward Valtteri Filppula would be out one month using an upper-body injury.

Fellow forward Jordan Eberle was also listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

The Islanders were sent 5-0 in the home by the Bruins on Tuesday to collapse supporting the Capitals at the Metropolitan Division.

Losing Filppula and also Eberle for an protracted period might hurt a team which struggles to place the puck in the net. Filppula, 3-5, has 15 goals and 29 points in 2013.


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