Buzz: Could Mats Zuccarello be out three weeks? Two weeks of games

Mats Zuccarello11:59AM: Early indications are that Zuccarello will miss 7-10 days (Larry Brooks).

It is not known if that 7-10 days includes this next week, where the Rangers don’t have games, or 7-10 days from when the Rangers resume. If it is the latter it would coincide a bit with the report of Zuccarello missing two weeks of games.

11:49AM: Mats Zuccarello suffered a nondisplaced fracture in his left hand in Norway’s third Olympic game.

Reports in Norway indicated that Zuccarello could be ready to play when the Rangers resume their schedule next Thursday.

Renaud Lavoie tweets that early forecasts project that Zuccarello will be out for three weeks but that a final determination will be made after he meets with doctors. (TVA)

Zuccarello would miss 2 weeks of games. (TVA)

The Islanders Frans Nielsen suffered a similar injury the game before the Olympic Break and was determined to be out for a month. (Newsday)

Chris Drury played six playoff games with a nondisplaced fracture in his hand in 2009 and was unable to shoot or pass with authority. (NY Post)


Cue whining about hating NHL players being allowed to play in the Olympics.