#NJDevils Will Butcher:
Butcher had surgery to repair ruptured right thumb ligaments from an injury he sustained at St. Louis on February 18.
He is expected to make a full recovery in 3-4 months and will continue to be under the observation of our medical staff.
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) March 5, 2020
Butcher hasn’t played since suffering the injury while blocking a shot against the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 18. His recovery period is expected to be three-to-four months.
The 25-year-old has 21 points and a minus-eight rating in 56 games this season, his third in the NHL.