The New York Islanders announced that forward Alan Quine is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury.

(You might say that their injury descriptions are already in regular-season form.)

The Isles didn’t specify how Quine was hurt, but this puts his timetable somewhere between the early part of the 2017-18 or possibly close to November. If the upper-body injury is code for a concussion or some other more serious ailment, perhaps that six-week maximum would stand as a touch optimistic.