Oilers goalie issues continue as Mike Smith to miss 1-2 weeks with thumb injury

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Mar 17, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith (41) makes a save as Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) tries to score during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers veteran goaltender Mike Smith will be out for one to two weeks with a thumb injury.

Coach Dave Tippett said Thursday that an MRI revealed a partially torn tendon.

Smith, 39, is 2-2-1 with a 3.76 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage in his 16th NHL season.

He is 285-256-77 with 42 shutouts, a 2.70 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 648 career games with five teams.

Idle since Jan. 5, the Oilers are scheduled to return to the ice Saturday against the visiting Ottawa Senators.

–Field Level Media