Nashville Predators Forward Matt Duchene Loses Piece of Finger After In-Game Incident: Report

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Something’s bothering Nashville Predators‘ Matt Duchene, but he can’t put a finger on it.

In the strangest bit of news to come out of the NHL this week, Duchene — the 32-year-old Predators forward — apparently lost a chunk of his left ring finger after taking a slapshot to the hand from teammate Dante Fabbro on Mar. 26.

Preds’ Matt Duchene Suffers Nasty Injury, Return in Question

On Monday, TNT’s Darren Pang gave an update and more details of the grisly in-game accident.

According to Pang, Duchene is week to week after losing the tip of his left-hand finger. In Sunday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Matt Duchene appeared visibly concerned over the chopped finger. The update noted that the missing chunk of Duchene’s finger was found inside the glove as trainers tended to the player.

Nashville’s trajectory has them missing the playoffs, and with seven games left in the regular season, Matt Duchene may have played his final game of the year for the Preds.

“Ouch!” – Matt Duchene (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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