Halak, Visnovsky injured; Poulin recalled

Chicago, IL ( - The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that both goaltender Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky are listed as day-to-day with lower-body injuries.

It's the second time this season Halak has been forced to miss time with a lower-body issue, following a stint on injured reserve in late December.

Halak has gone 34-15-1 with a 2.46 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and four shutouts in 50 games this season, his first with the Islanders.

New York recalled goaltender Kevin Poulin from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis to join starter Michal Neuvirth for the club's contest against the Blackhawks.

Visnovsky has totaled 15 points (4G, 11A) in 46 games in his third season on Long Island.

The Isles, who have dropped three in a row and six of their last eight, now sit five points back of the scorching-hot Rangers for first place in the Metropolitan Division.