Pushing for playoffs, Isles lose Strome to broken wrist

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Busy day in Brooklyn on the news front.

Just hours after recalling Jaroslav Halak from AHL Bridgeport, Newsday reported that forward Ryan Strome suffered a broken wrist, an injury that will likely end his season.

Strome, 23, suffered the injury during last night’s big 3-2 win over the Rangers. He exited after playing just nine minutes, and didn’t return.

Though he’s been something of a disappointment this season — he was parked as a healthy scratch under former head coach Jack Capuano — Strome still racked up 13 goals and 30 points in 69 games, averaging 14:36 TOI per night.

So it’s definitely a loss, and a fairly significant hole to fill.

Newsday’s Arthur Staple suggests that one of Shane Prince or Alan Quine will get the call to fill Strome’s up front. That could result in some line juggling and switching players from wing to the middle.

The Isles are just two points back of Boston for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, and are back in action Friday for a big tilt against the Penguins.