Tuesday, September 23, 2014
5:46 PM EDT
Lightning's Drouin out 3-4 weeks with thumb injury
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin will miss three to four weeks due to a right thumb injury.
The team announced Tuesday that the third overall pick in the 2013 draft has a slight fracture of the thumb, which Drouin says occurred when he fell to the ice during practice Thursday.
Drouin, who was expected to make the Lightning opening day roster, added that that injury is disappointing and unfortunate. He will skate on his own until cleared to resume practicing with the team.