Report: Zuccarello has small fracture, not expected to be long-term

Per Seth Rothman, citing a Norwegian report, Mats Zuccarello has a small fracture in his injured left hand. Zuccarello suffered the injury Sunday against Austria after taking a slash to the hand, and sat out the elimination game against Russia yesterday. The injury is not expected to be a long-term injury, and Zuccarello could be ready by the time the NHL season resumes on February 27. The injury does not require surgery.

12 Responses to “Report: Zuccarello has small fracture, not expected to be long-term”

  1. VinceR says:

    Andrew Gross reporting he’ll be ready for first NHL game.

  2. Tim B says:

    Same arm as the broken wrist a season or two ago?

    • Puck Luck @Centerman21 says:

      It’s funny you remember that. 11/12 that happened I believe. We could have used him and the depth he’d have brought. However, the time he spent in the KHL helped him develop into the player we are seeing now. So let’s just hope not only that this injury isn’t too bad but that it doesn’t hinder him the rest of the NHL season.

  3. Bort says:

    “Not expected” “could be ready”
    The past few years have taken a lot of the optimism out of me regarding Ranger injuries. At least it happened early -ish in the games so he has time to recover.

    • Dave says:

      We just repeat what is said in the reports. We aren’t doctors.

      • Hatrick Swayze says:

        Well, You’re a little banged up but no serious injury’s. Just keep off your feet for a few days.

        To Hell with that, I gotta finish up.

        Fine! Do whatever you like. What would I know, I’m just a Doctor.

        ^^anybody on board with the movie?

  4. JoeS. says:

    Russia ousted by Finland!!

    • Dave says:

      Not all that surprising. The Finns are very, very good.

    • Spozo says:

      Are the Russians getting whipped in Rd Square as we speak? Unfortunately they are going to blame this embarrassment on that disallowed goal and the American ref.