Injury has been described only as an “upper body injury.”
The Rangers are 12-1-3 in their last 16 games.
The Islanders find themselves up just one point but having played four additional games than their rivals.
The Blueshirts penalty kill unit went 4 for 4 again and rank ninth in the NHL.
Talbot posted a 2-0-1 record over three games.
The Rangers have signed center Adam Tambellini to an entry level contract.
Islanders will have Kyle Okposo back for it showdown with the New York Rangers tonight.
39-17-7 in 63 games is where the Broadway Blueshirts stand.