UPDATE, 12:42 p.m.: Paul Maurice said forward Justin Williams had a fractured bone in a hand and will be out for a month.
Maurice said a decision would be made in the next day or two about surgery on the hand.
The Carolina Hurricanes will learn later today about the severity of the injury suffered by forward Justin Williams in the Buffalo game Sunday night.
General manager Jim Rutherford said today that Williams was hit in the hand by an Anton Babchuk shot. Williams, who was injured in the first period, did not return as the Canes won 3-0.
"We'll find out sometime today whether it's a possible fracture," Rutherford said. "It could be one of those things you can play with or something that puts you out a couple of months."
Carolina coach Paul Maurice said a decision will be made in the next day or so on whether Williams will need surgery.
Defenseman Tim Gleason, who missed the Buffalo game, has a badly bruised hand after blocking a shot Saturday in the Columbus game, Rutherford said. His status is day-to-day.
Williams missed much of last season with a knee injury and then tore an Achilles tendon just before training camp began in September. He returned to the lineup Dec. 4.
"He was just getting his timing down and his game was coming along," Rutherford said.
Gleason is not at today's practice at the RBC Center. Williams has been replaced — at least for today — on Matt Cullen's line by Patrick Eaves and Ryan Bayda.