Senators' Ryan leaves game with another hand injury

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OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 4: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Ottawa Senators prepares for a faceoff against the New York Rangers at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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It may be time for Bobby Ryan to invest in better gloves.

The Ottawa Senators winger left Tuesday's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks after he suffered a hand injury, marking the third time this season Ryan has been sidelined with the same ailment.

Ryan missed an eight-game stretch earlier this year due to a fractured finger. He then returned for 17 games before aggravating the injury in late December.

Senators coach Guy Boucher provided an update following Tuesday's game:

The Senators head to Toronto on Wednesday to face the Maple Leafs before entering their bye week. The team is then off until Jan. 18, when it plays the St. Louis Blues.

Ryan has tallied 17 points in 31 games this season.