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Monday, October 4, 2010
Schremp to miss 3-4 weeks

By Mike Hume

After a 17-player cut down over the weekend the Islanders lost yet another key contributor to injury, announcing that Rob Schremp will miss 3-4 weeks with a back injury.

Add Schremp's name to an IR list that already includes Mark Streit and Kyle Okposo. Even worse, prized prospect Nino Niederreiter could join them. The young Swiss wing is undergoing examinations today after sustaining a pair of slashes from Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri in Saturday's preseason game in Quebec. FanHouse has some footage of Cammalleri's Paul Bunyan imitation.

The Isles' remaining roster stands at 28 names, meaning the team has a few more cuts to make, though the injury situation has clouded the picture to some degree. The blue line is looking particularly crowded with nine names (not including Streit) still in the mix.

The Islanders, or whatever is left of them, begin their season Saturday at home against the Dallas Stars.