Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Friday morning.
Islanders president and GM Lou Lamoriello said Pelech suffered the injury off the ice in "a freak accident" prior to their game against the Devils on Thursday.
The 25-year-old was in the midst of his fifth season in the NHL and had played in all 38 games this season for the Isles before missing Thursday's matchup with New Jersey. He scored one goal and assisted on eight up to that point.
To fill the roster spot, New York has recalled Sebastian Aho from AHL Bridgeport.