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Zuccarello leaves Sochi, New York-bound

2/19/2014

Mats Zuccarello, who missed Norway's 4-0 loss to Russia with a hand injury on Tuesday, is headed back to New York Wednesday to be re-assessed, his agent Craig Oster told ESPNNewYork.com.

It is not clear how or when Zuccarello sustained the injury but it was significant enough for the diminutive winger to miss Norway's qualification-round game. Zuccarello is the lone NHL player for the Norwegian squad, which has since been eliminated after being shut out by the Russians.

Zuccarello, who leads the Rangers in scoring with a career-high 43 points, will have more than a week to rest and recover before NHL action resumes.

The Rangers do not play until February 27, when they face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.