Skip to content

Rangers lose leading scorer Zuccarello (fractured hand) for 3-4 weeks

Feb 21, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

Mats Zuccarello Getty Images

Another NHLer is going to miss significant time to an injury suffered at the Olympics.

Mats Zuccarello, the Rangers’ leading scorer with 43 points, will miss 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand, according to the Bergen Record. Zuccarello suffered the fracture while representing Norway in Sochi, getting hurt during the preliminary round and missing Norway’s playoff loss to Russia.

With this news, Zuccarello joins a growing list of players that are going to miss major parts of their NHL campaigns. Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg could be out for the remainder of the regular season after hurting his back while playing for Sweden (he underwent back surgery on Friday) and Islanders captain John Tavares will miss the rest of the year after tearing his MCL while playing for Canada against Latvia.

Pittsburgh defenseman Paul Martin, who hurt his hand playing for the U.S. in Sochi, could reportedly miss a month of action as well.

Latest Posts
  1. Fleury’s true comeback bid starts tonight

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

    Marc-Andre Fleury Marc-Andre Fleury

    His solid regular season will be overshadowed by whatever he does in the playoffs.

  2. 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: PHT’s Round 1 picks

    Apr 16, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

    StanleyCupPlayoffs14

    Add yours in the comments section.

  3. Report: Duchene to miss at least first two games of Avalanche-Wild series

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    “It puts a lot more pressure on everybody else,” says Nathan MacKinnon.

  4. Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    NHL2014Draft

    After losing the No. 1 pick to Colorado last year.

  5. Pressing question: Will Philly get the goaltending?

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Steve Mason, Ray Emery AP

    Heck, will Steve Mason even be available?

  6. NHL hit with third concussion lawsuit

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:43 PM EDT

    bettmangetty Getty Images

    Just days after another group of ex-players filed last Thursday.

  7. PHT Extra: Can the Jackets upset the Penguins?

    Apr 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Columbus Blue Jackets Getty Images

    What about the Stars over the Ducks?

  8. Boudreau won’t say who’s starting for Ducks, but the money’s on Andersen

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Frederik Andersen, Jonas Hiller AP

    “I don’t think I can screw it up too bad whoever I choose.”

  9. Calgary’s AHL affiliate parts ways with Abbotsford

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    abbotsford heat logo

    The city has terminated the contract.

  10. Philly mum on Mason’s availability for Game 1 vs. Rangers

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    “That’s not been determined yet,” said head coach Craig Berube.

Featured video

Are Penguins vulnerable vs. Columbus?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Malkin (4330)
  2. T. Oshie (3105)
  3. M. Brodeur (3093)
  4. M. Duchene (2902)
  5. D. Backes (2859)