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By SI Wire
September 23, 2014

Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin will miss three to four weeks with a fractured thumb, the team announced Tuesday

Report: Ryan Johansen lowers demands, but not enough for Blue Jackets

Drouin was the third selection in the 2013 draft and was expected to make the team's opening day roster.

Drouin was invited to training camp last season but did not make the team's roster. Pursuant to NHL rules, he was sent back to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he tallied 29 goals and 79 assists in 108 games. 

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injures shoulder against Penguins​

The Lightning open the regular season on Oct. 9 against the Panthers at home.

- Dan Gartland

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