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Report: Souray broke hand in fight

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray is out indefinitely after breaking his hand in a fight with Flames captain Jarome Iginla on Saturday night, according to a report in the Edmonton Journal on Monday.

Souray's name had been prominently discussed as the March 3 trade deadline inches closer. The report stated Souray said he was willing to waive his no-trade clause and had gone as far as to give the team a list of 10 destinations he'd accept a trade to.

The Journal reported Souray is not expected to return in time for the deadline.

The Oilers are already missing defensemen Steve Staios and Ladislav Smid due to head injuries. The Journal reported Edmonton has lost 306 man games to injury and illness this season.

"The icing on the cake," defenseman Tom Gilbert told the Journal. "But how tall is the cake?

"We've been practicing with five D for a while now. I don't know when Steve and Ladi are going to be back? Hopefully soon."

Souray missed 16 games earlier this season with a concussion after Iginla checked him headfirst into the boards in an Oct. 8 tilt.

In 37 games this season, Souray has four goals and nine assists to pair with a minus-19 rating.

The Oilers are last in the NHL with 38 points and were winless in 13 games heading into play Monday.