Calgary Flames defenceman T.J. Brodie has suffered a broken bone in his right hand and is said to be week-to-week.
Brodie took a shot off his hand in Monday’s pre-season game against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Flames say he is expected to miss three to six weeks.
Brodie became Calgary’s No. 1 defenceman at the end of last season and played big minutes after captain Mark Giordano was injured in February.
The 25-year-old from Chatham, Ont., does not require surgery, says Flames general manager Brad Treliving.
The Flames open the regular season at home Oct. 7 against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Canadian Press