Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Frazer McLaren will be out a few weeks after an MRI revealed he has a fractured pinkie finger.
Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle told media Monday that McLaren’s finger won’t require a pin, but will need to be immobilized for a minimum of two weeks.
It often takes four to six weeks to fully recover from an injury like this, but Carlyle said he doesn’t think it will be that long in McLaren’s case.
In his first season with the Leafs, McLaren, who was claimed off waivers from the San Jose Sharks in January, had three goals, two assists and 102 penalty minutes in 35 games.
The 25-year-old was a restricted free agent when he signed a two-year, $1.4-million deal with the Leafs in July.
In 75 career NHL games, the winger has 11 points, 187 penalty minutes and a plus-five rating.