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Sore leg can't stop Islanders' Travis Hamonic

Travis Hamonic (3) is checked into the boards

Travis Hamonic (3) is checked into the boards by Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) during the second period of a game in Pittsburgh. (March 10, 2013) (Credit: AP)

BOSTON -- Travis Hamonic was warned not to watch the replay of his ugly fall in the first period of Thursday night’s 2-1 win over the Bruins. It was a small miracle that Hamonic, who had to be helped off the ice to the locker room, returned within minutes and played the rest of the game on a sore left leg that got caught underneath him as he fell.

“It just felt like my foot got caught and went one way and I went the other way,’’ he said.

Hamonic played 24:37 and said he wasn’t feeling so hot after the game, but these games are too important to miss.
“I’d play on one leg if I had to,’’ he said. “It’ll take a lot more than that to keep me out of the lineup.’’

Mark Streit also got banged up, needing stitches to close a cut from an accidental high stick in the third.

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