Senators’ Mark Stone has microfracture in wrist from slash
Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has a microfracture in his right wrist and his availability for the rest of the first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens is unknown, the team announced on Thursday.
Stone was injured during the second period of Wednesday’s Game 1 loss when Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban slashed him with his stick. Subban was ejected for the slash, but the league announced that he will not face further discipline.
Stone, 22, finished the regular season with 26 goals and 38 assists. His 64 points were tied with Kyle Turris for second place on the team behind Erik Karlsson’s 66.
The incident occurred in the second period near the Canadiens' net. As Stone skated by Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Subban slashed Stone, who pulled up injured on the play.
Subban was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct, ending his Game 1 prematurely.
Stone exited the game temporarily and returned to the locker room, but he returned to the Senators' bench around 10 minutes after the slash. Ottawa scored twice on the five-minute power play, but the team also gave up a shorthanded goal.
The Canadiens beat the Senators 4-3 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
- Stanley Kay and Paul Palladino