Boston Bruins star center Patrice Bergeron, whose hand was struck by a Dennis Wideman shot in Monday's loss to the New York Rangers, could be out anywhere from two to six weeks with a thumb injury, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday.
He was expected to meet with a hand specialist Tuesday afternoon at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to the Boston Globe.
Bergeron, 24, leads the team with 31 points and has been a consistent force for the up-and-down Bruins this season. It was announced last Wednesday that he was selected for Team Canada's Olympic squad, but it is unknown whether he'll be ready to play by Canada's opener Feb. 16 against Norway.
Bergeron's injury comes amid a string of bad luck for Bruins players this season, particularly Marc Savard, who battled a broken foot, and top-line winger Milan Lucic, who is recovering from a high ankle sprain.