Chicago Blackhawks forward Rene Bourque is expected to miss the next month after breaking his thumb during Saturday night's 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Bourque, who scored a pair of short-handed goals and an assist against the Red Wings, injured his thumb while blocking a shot in the third period.

The25-year-old has three goals — all short-handed — this season along with five assists for eight points in 16 games.

Bourque is in his second season with the Blackhawks.