Pascal Leclaire Fractures Cheekbone While Sitting On The Bench (Really)

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Silver Seven Offers Insight Into Loss Of Leclaire

SBNation’s Ottawa Senators blog offers its take on the injury:

This is a big blow to the Senators, as Pascal had been playing very good hockey recently. Also, the team is on the verge of having Anton Volchenkov return from injury and would have had a healthy back-end for virtually the first time this season. However, Brian Elliott has done well in his appearances this year, and hopefully he can keep up his impressive play.

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Leclaire Has Fractured Cheekbone, Will Need Surgery

We had originally reported that Pascal Leclaire broke his jaw after being struck by a puck during Monday night’s win over the Capitals, but as it turns out, Leclaire fractured his cheekbone--not jaw--and will need surgery.  The timetable for his return is still indefinite.

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Pascal Leclaire Breaks Jaw While Sitting On The Bench

Ottawa Senators number one netminder Pascal Leclaire will miss time with a broken jaw, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Leclaire was struck by a deflected puck while sitting on the bench in Monday night's game against the Washington Capitals.  Ironically, Leclaire did not play Monday night because he was nursing an injury. With the injury to Leclaire, Brian Elliot becomes the starter in Ottawa, and the team has already recalled Mike Brodeur to serve as Elliot's backup.

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