The New York Islanders announced on Monday that forward Shane Prince will be sidelined four to six months after undergoing ankle surgery.

Prince, 24, missed the last four games of the regular season with a high ankle sprain. The team notes that Prince felt "increasing discomfort" as his rehabilitation continued during the offseason. After seeing a team specialist, surgery was recommended.

A native of Rochester, New York, Prince is entering the final year of a two-year, $1.7 million pact.