San Jose Sharks forward Adam Burish underwent a procedure after injuring his left hand while blocking a shot in an San Jose’s 5-2 win at Edmonton Tuesday night.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, no details about the procedure were released and there is no timetable for Burish’s return.
The 31-year-old missed four months recovering from back surgery after he was injured in a preseason game against the Canucks. He returned to the lineup on Feb. 7.
Burish was hurt when he was hit in the hand by a shot from Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry, skating directly to the locker room with what appeared to be a disfigured finger on his hand.
Here is some video of the play (WARNING: If you’re squeamish about graphic content, you might want to bypass this one):
In 15 games this season, Burish has no points and six minutes in penalties while averaging 10:37 of ice time. He plays on the fourth line and had one goal and three points in 46 games last season, his first with the team after being signed as a free agent in July 2012.
He was originally a ninth-round pick by the Blackhawks in 2002 after playing a season with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL and signed in 2006 after a four-year career at the University of Wisconsin. He has 26 goals and 57 points in 358 NHL games with Chicago, Dallas and the Sharks.