Islanders' Scott Mayfield Done for the Season

The New York Islanders will officially be without one of their defensemen for the rest of the campaign, as the club announced that Scott Mayfield has had season-ending surgery. They also noted that Mayfield should be good to go for training camp. 

Mayfield has not played since Feb. 22 against the St. Louis Blues due to a lower-body injury. The right-shot defenseman has dealt with his injury on and off throughout the season after he blocked a shot with his ankle in the Islanders' season opener against the Buffalo Sabres.

With the Islanders currently fighting for their playoff lives, it would have been good if Mayfield was okay enough to play. However, given the fact that he has dealt with this injury trouble all season, it is entirely understandable and the right move that he opted to get season-ending surgery. 

Mayfield, 31, played in 41 games this season with the Islanders, where he had five assists, 106 blocks, 70 hits, and a minus-7 rating. Overall, it was a bit of a quiet year from the veteran defenseman due to his injury trouble, but now his goal in 2024-25 will be to bounce back once he is fully healthy. 

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