The Anaheim Ducks announced Saturday that Jakob Silfverberg – acquired this summer from the Senators in the deal that sent Bobby Ryan to Ottawa — is out four-to-six weeks with a broken right hand.
The injury occurred midway through the third period of Friday night’s 2-1 victory for the Ducks over the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre — the first game back in the capital for the young sniper since the July trade that sent him to California.
Silfverberg was off to a fast start with the Ducks, scoring four goals and three assists in 11 games so far this season. He becomes the second piece of that trade to suffer a major injury — prospect Stefan Noesen is out for the season after tearing both the ACL and MCL in his knee.
The video below appears to show what happened to Silfverberg Friday.
Midway through the third period, the play moves back up the ice after a chance in the Anaheim zone. Silfverberg (No. 33) is playing the puck along the boards as Senators defenceman Jared Cowen comes back to take him out.
Before he lands the hit, his stick comes around and appears to hit Silfverberg in the right hand. The Ducks said the injury was the result of a slash.