Now we know the details of the injury and exactly how it happened.
The Coyotes announced on Tuesday evening that Domi is going to be out of the lineup indefinitely after undergoing hand surgery after he injured it in a recent fight with Garnet Hathaway of the Calgary Flames.
The team did not specify how long Domi will be sidelined (the original report was “week-to-week”) but they do expect him to make a complete recovery and return at some point later this season.
Domi, the No. 12 overall pick in 2013 by the team, is one of the Coyotes’ best young players and was second on the team in scoring with 16 points (five goals and 11 assists) before the injury. He finished sixth in the Calder Trophy voting a year ago.
This was the fight that resulted in the injury.
After losing 7-0 in Pittsburgh on Monday night without Domi the Coyotes remain tied for the worst record in the NHL (9-14-5, 23 points) with the Colorado Avalanche entering play on Tuesday. They play the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.