The New York Islanders will be without one of their top-six forwards for the rest of the season.
Andrew Ladd is out for five months or so with a torn ACL and will undergo surgery on the knee this week, Islanders president of hockey operations and general manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters Tuesday.
Ladd was hurt in New York's 2-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
Earlier this season, the 33-year-old missed more than three months with what the club called a lower-body injury before returning in late February.
Ladd has three goals and eight assists in 26 games in 2018-19.