In the morning scrimmage, Chris Drury broke a finger blocking a shot and he will miss four weeks.
No surgery will be required.
by the way … because of the schedule, he would only probably miss three games.
Vinny Prospal, one of the alternate captains last season, said he doubts anyone will wear the C in Drury’s absence, because last year when Drury was out with a concussion, nobody wore the C.
Prospect Andrew Yogan will require shoulder surgery this week. It’s from an injury with which he played all of last season — a torn labrum — which was discovered during physical exams on Friday.
Drury’s injury is reportedly to the index finger on his left (top) hand. Remember, he played in the playoffs two years ago with a broken hand.
“It’s not good news,” said Marian Gaborik. “Hopefully it will heal quickly and we can have him back. It’s frustrating, but it is what it is. It’s his top hand, which is better. He’ll be able to skate, and hopefully he’ll get back soon.
“He’s the captain, obviously, and a big part of our team. So we have to manage without him.”