Islanders F Prince to miss 4-6 months

Aug 14, 2017 - 9:55 PM New York Islanders forward Shane Prince will be sidelined four to six months after undergoing ankle surgery, the team announced Monday.

Prince collected five goals and 13 assists in 50 games last season before missing the final four contests of the regular season with a high ankle sprain.

"At the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, Shane Prince returned home and continued the rehabilitation of his high ankle sprain injury," the Islanders announced on their website Monday. "During the later stages of his rehabilitation he began to have increasing discomfort that deterred his training process for the upcoming 2017-18 season. After notifying our medical staff he was referred to specialists, who after trying more conservative measures determined that it was in Shane's best interest to have surgery.

"He has since had the surgery, is doing well and is expected to return to full activity in 4-6 months."

Prince is entering the final season of a two-year, $1.7 million contract.

The 24-year-old New York native has notched 11 goals and 25 assists in 114 career contests with the Senators and Islanders since being selected by Ottawa in the second round of the 2011 NHL draft.

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