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Nikolay Kulemin underwent surgery Monday and will be sidelined for the next six months.
Kulemin suffered the upper body injury after getting dumped into the boards by Eric Gryba Nov. 7th against the Oilers. Kulemin could return if the Isles make a deep postseason run.
Kulemin's short-handed goal in the third period put the Islanders up 3-1 as they defeated the Rangers 4-2.
With 18 points in 54 games and +2 on the ice, Kulemin is making good use of 12-14 minutes of ice time.
Kulemin scored in the second period as the Islanders defeated Columbus 4-2 on Tuesday.
With 16 points in 44 games and +6 on the season, Kulemin is performing well for the team in around 15 minutes of ice time.
Kulemin assisted John Tavares' PPG for the final score of the Islanders' 4-2 victory over the Kings.
With 15 points in 42 games, Kulemin is in line with his career norm.