NEW YORK (AP) - Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will be sidelined for a while because of the fracture he sustained in his left hand while playing for Norway in the Sochi Olympics.
Zuccarello was evaluated back in New York, and diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture - an injury that typically takes 3 to 4 weeks to heal - the Rangers said Friday.
The 26-year-old Zuccarello, New York's leading scorer this season with 43 points, will miss a week of practice time before the Rangers play Chicago on Thursday in their first game following the NHL's Olympic break.
He could be back in action during the second week of March. New York has nine games scheduled between Thursday and March 14.
Zuccarello is tied for second on the team with 15 goals and he leads with 28 assists.
Rangers defenseman Marc Staal also missed practice on Friday because of back spasms.
Advertisement

Top NHL Public Bets

Advertisement

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Malkin, Pittsburgh tackle rising Carolina The Penguins are not without their problems as the NHL closes in on the All-Star break. Fortunately for Mike Sullivan’s bunch, it’s producing more than...
Thumbnail Sophomore sensation carries load for Oilers Not only does Edmonton boast the NHL’s leading scorer in Connor McDavid, but it features arguably the hottest netminder on the...
Thumbnail Crosby focused on resuscitating Pens Riding a nine-game winning streak, Washington is the hottest team in hockey right now. But will the league’s third-leading scorer throw a wrench into the Caps’...
Thumbnail Western Conference titans clash shortly John Gibson is acclimating quite nicely to his new role as the Ducks’ workhorse in net. Still, can the 23-year-old cool off the Blues tonight?
Thumbnail Elite netminders lock horns in Montreal Two of the NHL’s most explosive offenses are preparing to collide in Quebec. With Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist on the scene, however, will stellar...
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages