Edmonton Oilers forward Joakim Nygard has reinjured a hand injury suffered earlier this year and will undergo surgery.
Nygard, who had been loaned to Farjestad BK of the SHL, suffered a broken hand with the Oilers in January. The injury appears to have flared up again in some way, and he visited a specialist in Gothenberg yesterday.
He will reportedly be operated on next Saturday, and is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks.
The injury is an obvious concern for Nygard. The fact this is the second surgery he’s had to have on his hand within an eight-month span is not good news. Let’s hope this surgery does him right.
Nygard was initially injured on Jan. 29 in a game against the Calgary Flames. He had blocked a shot that hit his hand with less than a minute in the first period of that game.
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