Mark Stuart, out 4-6 weeks because of a broken right hand and a dislocated finger, originally suffered the injury last Thursday against Tampa Bay while blocking a shot. But the hand gave out in the first period of Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo when he made a pass.
“It was sore,” Stuart said of his hand last Thursday. “We took X-rays after Thursday’s game and they were negative. So we just decided to see how it felt, then look at it in a couple days. It was sore, so I taped it up for Toronto and it wasn’t feeling good. So we actually planned to get X-rays again after the game on Tuesday. My third shift, all I did was make a pass and it just caved in. It was just hanging on by a thread, I think.”