A chronic back injury has sidelined Doug Weight for the rest of the season.
The New York Islanders' captain has been dealing with back spasms since November, which has kept him out of the Islanders' lineup for all but 18 games this season.
In that time, he's recorded two goals and nine points. He has been limited to just 107 games over the last three seasons with the Islanders.
He previously underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in March of last year.
Weight, 40, has 19 NHL seasons under his belt, appearing in 1,238 games since entering the league with the New York Rangers in 1991. He also played for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks before signing a free-agent contract with the Islanders in July 2008. He won a Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes in 2006, posting 16 points in 23 playoff games that season.