When the pictures surfaced on the internet of Jarome Iginla’s finger bent in an unnatural way, it seemed apparent he wouldn’t be back for a while. Iginla, too, thought he might be ticketed for a lengthy stay out of the lineup.
But after Iginla skated off the ice after sustaining the injury — rather than heading to the penalty box for his five-minute major for fighting Ryan Kesler — the trainers were able to pop the finger back in place. Iginla returned for the start of the second period.
And, after being evaluated by doctors back in Boston on Monday, Iginla declared himself good to go for Tuesday’s game against his former team.
“It doesn’t feel too bad now,” said Iginla, who was wearing a splint after morning skate on Tuesday. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.