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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lightning Injury Update: Jonathan Drouin has upper body injury, out 3-4 weeks

By on 9/24/2014 09:42:00 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning are missing top forward and prospect Jonathan Drouin. Drouin suffered an upper-body injury during rookie camp when they were doing a two on two drill.

Drouin suffered a hand injury (right hand). He had the x-ray's done Monday and they came back showing he had a fracture in his thumb. He fell to the ice after some awkward contact and fell on his hand. He did not think the injury was serious.

With the X-rays showing a fracture in his thumb. The team doctors expect him to be out the next 3-4 weeks depending how the healing process goes and how fast he can jump back into game-shape.

He will likely miss the entire preseason an opening night. His future if he will start in the AHL or NHL remains uncertain. He could end up spending some time in the AHL to get his conditioning back, depending how long he will miss due to this injury.

Last season Drouin played 46 games for the Halifax Mooseheads. He had 29 goals and 79 assists.

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