Chiarot underwent right hand surgery Monday and will miss 6-8 weeks.

Chiarot broke his hand in a fight against Canucks forward J.T. Miller last Wednesday. The 29-year-old blueliner is likely targeting an early April return at the earliest. Victor Mete drew into the lineup for the last two games as a result, and he figures to be the main beneficiary of Chiarot's absence. Chiarot recorded five points, 45 hits and 37 blocked shots before suffering this injury.

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