It’s been a tough campaign, at least physically, for Isles d-man Travis Hamonic.
That trend continued on Thursday.
The Isles put Hamonic on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 7, which is when he last played (a loss to Arizona). Hamonic, who’s dealing with a lower-body injury, sat out last night’s loss to Florida and, shortly thereafter, the Isles recalled d-man Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport.
Earlier this season, Hamonic was slated to miss 4-6 weeks with a hand injury, but gutted it out and returned after missing just three games. All told he’s appeared in 35 games this season, racking up 12 points while averaging nearly 21 minutes per night.
Losing Hamonic will hurt the Isles, a team that can’t afford any more losses. They’ve dropped three straight and are just 15-16-8 heading into Friday’s rematch with the Panthers.