Marian Gaborik, who had just returned after missing five weeks because of a knee injury, suffered a fractured collarbone that will keep him out of the lineup up to two months.
Gaborik’s injury almost certainly rules him out of playing for Slovakia in the Winter Olympics. The hockey tournament is set to begin on Feb. 12 — just 71/2 weeks from today. “He seemed like he was in decent spirits,” head coach Todd Richards said. “But I’m sure once it starts to settle in — the significance of the injury, obviously missing the time here from our lineup, plus all the work that he put in to get ready to come back … now to miss something that happens only every four years, that’s tough. You don’t get many shots at that.” -