Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid, who fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand earlier this month, spoke to the local media for the first time since the injury prior to his team's practice on Monday in Erie, Pa.
McDavid, who is projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, had scored a point in every game but one this season prior to the injury. He has 16 goals and 51 points in 18 games.
He hurt his right hand in a fight against Mississauga Steelheads forward Bryson Cianfrone in the second period of a game on Nov. 11. He visited a hand specialist in Ontario the next day and was told he could miss between 5-6 weeks.