May 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT
Barring a deep run, Andrew MacDonald‘s playoffs are done.
That was the story out of New York on Friday as Isles head coach Jack Capuano told reporters MacDonald underwent surgery on his left hand, and would be out 6-8 weeks.
MacDonald, 26, broke his hand during the third period of New York’s 6-4 win in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal against Pittsburgh. He was replaced by Radek Martinek in Game 5.
MacDonald was an integral component of New York’s success this year, appearing in all 48 regular season contests while racking up 12 points, averaging a team-high 23:31 per game.
In four postseason games, MacDonald was again averaging over 23 minutes per game but went scoreless, recording eight shots on goal.
The six-week timetable does leave a window of opportunity open for MacDonald to return if the Isles were able to get to the Eastern Conference final, or beyond.
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 45
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 67
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 27
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 40
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 40
- Penguins sign Fehr to three-year, $6 million contract 22
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening 54
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (71)
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (67)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening (54)