Sens announce Michalek (broken finger) out indefinitely

Another bad injury break (pun possibly intended, depending on your pun appreciation) for Ottawa in last night’s 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

Veteran winger Milan Michalek suffered a broken right index finger and is out indefinitely, the club announced this morning. That puts Michalek on the shelf alongside goalie Andrew Hammond (concussion), forward Clarke MacArthur (concussion) and veteran d-man Chris Phillips (back).

Michalek, 30, was having a decent-yet-unspectacular campaign, with five goals and eight points through 24 games. That said, his TOI per game was up from last year (16:22 to 16:50).

The veteran Czech was on a line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Alex Chiasson last night, so it’ll be interesting to see what Sens head coach Dave Cameron does in the wake of the broken finger.

Interesting, because Cameron could also be minus the services of another forward — Mika Zibanejad, who was hurt on a Radko Gudas hit last night.

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