@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.
Nygard busted hand. Surgery today. Kris Russell concussion protocol but no one hit vs Calg to result in him on IR. Benson not here until this aft so not playing
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) January 31, 2020
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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