Blackhawks’ Goalie Out 4 to 6 Weeks
CHICAGO (AP) _ Chicago Blackhawks goalie Chris Terreri will miss four to six weeks with a broken and dislocated ring finger on his glove hand.
Terreri’s left hand was hurt Tuesday night during Chicago’s 5-2 loss at Toronto. Surgery was scheduled Friday.
Terreri saw action after starter Jeff Hackett sprained his right ankle in the second game of the season. Hackett missed 15 games and just returned to the lineup Monday. Terreri was 7-9 with two shutouts and a 2.22 goals-against average.
Needing a backup for Hackett, the Blackhawks sent a 1998 draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday for goalie Andrei Trefilov, who was playing at Rochester of the American Hockey League.
Trefilov played in only three games for the Sabres last year. Trefilov, originally from Russia, was Calgary’s 14th draft pick in 1991. Buffalo signed him as a free agent in 1995. He played in 22 games during the 1995-96 season, going 8-8-1.