FRISCO, Texas — Jamie Olekskiak is going to miss a bit more time than originally anticipated.
“He’s anywhere from the three to six week range,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said on Friday.
Oleksiak suffered the injury in a 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. He left the game in the second period, and it appears the injury was caused when his hand was pinched against the boards on a clean hit by Ducks forward Corey Perry.
It was originally announced that Oleksiak would miss a couple weeks, but that was before the Stars had taken a further look at the injury.
Stephen Johns will likely stay in the lineup with Oleksiak’s injury, while Patrik Nemeth could push for playing time after returning from his AHL conditioning with the Texas Stars.
Ruff also had a brief, non-descript injury update on Ales Hemsky and Mattias Janmark.
“Just progressing, they’re on their timetable with physical therapy and then they’ll work toward the next point after that,” Ruff said.
Both players originally had five-to-six month timelines on their injuries, which occurred in October.
Janmark hasn’t played this season after being diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans, a joint disorder in which bone underneath the cartilage dies because of reduced blood flow.
Hemsky played one game this season before having hip surgery on an injury sustained during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey while playing with the Czech Republic.