Anton Volchenkov is expected to miss up to six weeks because of a broken ankle, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed to Tom Gulitti of The (Bergen) Record.
Volchenkov is playing for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the Kontinental Hockey League. The veteran defenseman had two goals and 11 points for the Devils in 72 games last season.
That was actually the most games he's played in a season since 2006-07. Volchenkov, one of the NHL's top shot blockers, has missed between 10 and 25 games with a myriad of injuries in the past five seasons.
Volchenkov has appeared in three games for Torpedo this season.
Very happy that old guy finally scored. It was great. You see the excitement on his face. I remember when I scored my first goal and it's just such a great feeling. Anytime you can help contribute to a team win it's a lot of fun.
— Boston defenseman Torey Krug on 26-year-old teammate Kevan Miller, whose first NHL goal helped the Bruins top the Maple Leafs