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Islanders’ Robin Lehner ‘day to day’ amid concussion talk

OTTAWA, Ontario — The early prognosis doesn’t seem too bad, and Islanders goalie Robin Lehner was declared “day to day” by coach Barry Trotz on Thursday before his team swept a home-and-home with the Senators, taking a 4-2 victory. Lehner remained back in New York, where he had been bulldozed by Senators forward Brady Tkachuk late in Tuesday’s 5-4 shootout win and had to leave the game with a presumed head injury. Although Trotz said, “I can’t confirm or deny” that the injury was a concussion, it’s pretty clear Lehner was shaken up on the play. He wasn’t pulled from the game by the league spotter, but rather left the ice after a discussion with the team trainer. He assuredly at least went through the league-mandat ...