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Matheson: Nygard needs surgery on broken hand

@Edmonton Oilers F Joakim Nygard has suffered a broken hand that will require surgery, the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson reported Friday.

Nygard suffered the injury Wednesday night against the Calgary Flames.

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The forward had blocked a shot with less than a minute left in the first period and he did not return to the team.

While there’s been no word on the injury, or a timeline for his recovery, there’s a good chance he will miss well over a month.

In 33 games this year, Nygard has scored three goals and another six assists.

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