Forward Jonathan Drouin smiles on the ice during practice at the 2014 Lightning Development Camp at the Ice Sports Forum, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 in Brandon, Fla. Drouin is out three to four weeks with a broken right thumb. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/The Tampa Bay Times, Dirk Shadd) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT
TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin is out three to four weeks with a broken right thumb.
The team said in a statement that the injury occurred Thursday after a collision in the corner during two-on-two work at rookie camp practice. X-rays confirmed the fracture on Monday.
The injury will likely keep the 19-year-old out of the entire pre-season and part of the regular season.
The Lightning start the 2014-15 season Oct. 9 on the road against Florida.
Drouin, from Ste-Agathe, Que., was selected third overall by the Lightning in the 2013 NHL draft.