Max Jones will be out 4-6 months for the Anaheim Ducks because of a torn pectoral muscle.
The forward was injured in a 3-2 overtime win against the Calgary Flames on Monday and will have surgery Wednesday.
Jones has no points in two games this season.
“It’s a tough blow for Max as he made strides last season and was heading in the right direction this year as well,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said Friday. “We hope to have him back this year and at full strength.”
Selected in the first round (No. 24) of the 2016 NHL Draft, Jones has scored 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in 137 games and had 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 46 games last season.