OTTAWA - Ottawa defenseman Anton Volchenkov may be sidelined up to a month with a broken right index finger.
Coach John Paddock said Friday that Volchenkov is expected to be about four weeks.
The 25-year-old Volchenkov was hurt during Ottawa's 6-5 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday night - the Senators' fifth straight defeat.
``It's not a good situation,'' Senators defenseman Chris Phillips said. ``He's been big for us - blocking shots and penalty killing. Things are going to change a little bit here and we'll deal with it, but it's certainly a tough blow for the team.''
The Senators (16-6-2) are stuck in their longest winless streak in more than a year.

Top NHL Public Bets

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
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages