Islanders place Halak on IR

Uniondale, NY ( – The New York Islanders placed goaltender
Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve Saturday.

The move is retroactive to Dec. 20.

Halak has a lower-body injury, according to Newsday. Halak is 18-6-0 with a
2.24 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 24 games this season,
his first with the Islanders.

New York recalled goaltender Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport of the American
Hockey League on an emergency basis.