Zuccarello expected to miss at least four weeks
Mats Zuccarello is expected to miss at least four weeks after he left his first game with the Dallas Stars with an upper-body injury.
The 31-year-old winger appeared to suffer the injury while blocking a shot late in the second period in the matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks.
He tallied a goal and an assist before exiting.
Zuccarello told reporters after the game he thinks he broke his arm and will visit with a doctor later this week.
Mats Zuccarello is heading back to Dallas for evaluation, but the early assessment is that he is expected to miss at least 4 weeks.— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 24, 2019
Dallas acquired Zuccarello from the New York Rangers on Saturday in exchange for two conditional draft picks.
He scored 11 goals and added 26 assists in 46 appearances with New York in 2018-19.
The Stars topped the Blackhawks in overtime, 4-3, to improve to 31-26-5. They are in fourth place of the Central Division.