Thursday, March 3, 2011

Del Zotto Out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Finger

Per Arthur Staple of Newsday the injury that caused Michael Del Zotto to leave last night’s game for the Connecticut Whale is in fact a fractured finger that we put him on the shelf for the next 4-6 weeks.  Given that the Whale’s regular season does not end until April 10, which just under six weeks from now, it is possible that Del Zotto could make it back before the season is over.  Regardless of whether he makes it back for the end of the regular season this is just another disappointment in a very rough year for Del Zotto and will cost him significant on ice time to work through issues in his development.  The whole idea of sending him down to the Whale was to play significant minutes and now for the next month he will not be playing at all.

Here is last night's account of how Del Zotto got injured and the injury to Jeremy Williams.