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Isles lose Zhitnik for season, Asham for four weeks

Updated: March 15, 2006, 9:55 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Islanders defenseman Alexei Zhitnik is out for the season with a broken left ankle, leaving New York without one of its players as it chases a playoff spot.

Zhitnik Asham

The Islanders' fourth straight win, a 6-1 victory at New Jersey on Tuesday night, was costly with Zhitnik and forward Arron Asham (ankle sprain) both going down.

Asham is expected to miss up to four weeks.

Defenseman Joel Bouchard is day-to-day with a knee injury that also occurred ...

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