Chris Neil injured in fight, out indefinitely

Ottawa senators enforcer Chris Neil fractured his thumb in a fight with Luke Gazdic of the Edmonton Oilers and will be sidelined indefinitely.

Ottawa enforcer dropped the gloves on Saturday

Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil, left, battles it out with Edmonton Oilers' Luke Gazdic during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday. ( Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Chris Neil may not be taking to the ice again anytime soon, but he certainly went out in style on Saturday.

The Ottawa Senators announced that their enforcer suffered a fractured thumb in a fight with Edmonton Oilers winger Luke Gazdic and will be out indefinitely as a result. 

Plenty of punches were exchanged and a helmet went flying during the tussle that began after a faceoff at centre ice early in the second period. 


The Senators cruised to a 7-2 victory over the Oilers at Canadian Tire Centre.


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