OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators starting goaltender Pascal Leclaire will be sidelined about a month with a broken cheekbone.
He suffered the injury while sitting on the bench during Monday's game against Washington.
A dump-in attempt by Senators centre Mike Fisher struck a stick and sailed into the Ottawa bench, rebounding off the glass and off the right side of Leclaire's face.
Leclaire was serving as backup to Brian Elliott because he'd suffered a slight injury to his lower body in a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Leclaire says he's disappointed about his bad luck but that it's something he'll laugh about in 20 years.