The Islanders aren't getting much luck when it comes to their bodies on the Injured Reserve, as now they have some updates that they are not very happy to have, let alone disclose. Doug Weight and his current upper-body injury is apparently going to keep him out longer than the initially expected single week, rather it looks like he could be on the shelf from anywhere between 4-to-6 weeks. Also, hitting the list today was Kyle Okposo, who has apparently contracted the H1N1 virus, which has been known to keep players out of practice and games for about a week.
Weight has managed to get into 11 games for the Islanders already this season, which is somewhat surprising, when you think about the number of injuries he has already endured in the first six weeks of the season. In those 11 games, Weight has six assists, which isn't a great number, which I think was almost expected this season, as no one picked him up in the Draft or the Sheet.
Okposo leaves the team with three goals and seven assists in 17 games for the Islanders this year, one of the leaders on the team in points. His week away from the team will likely hurt them as a whole, but he shouldn't be away for too long.
I would say that it was fairly surprising to see him not picked in the Draft this year, with the potential of breaking out, but it wasn't a big surprise that he wasn't taken on the Sheet, as he was in the top Eastern Conference box this year.