The Edmonton Oilers could be without the services of forward Ales Hemsky when they visit the Nashville Predators Friday night.
Hemsky hurt his right foot blocking a shot from Red Wings defenceman Jakub Kindl midway through the second period of Thursday's 3-0 loss to Detroit.
He skated to the dressing room and didn't return.
"He's been x-rayed, it's not broken it's bruised so we're probably dealing with a day-to-day situation," head coach Ralph Krueger said after the game.
The 29-year-old Hemsky has eight goals and five assists for 13 points through 23 games this season.