SUNRISE, Fla. -- The
will be without the services of top defenseman
when they face the
on Thursday night at
Keith was hit in the left hand by a shot during the Hawks' 5-4 overtime victory over the
on Monday night.
"We're going to say day-to-day but he's out for (Thursday night's) game," Hawks coach
said after Wednesday's practice in South Florida.
Quenneville added that Keith, who has six assists in 11 games this season, could play "soon."
to return to the lineup to replace Keith. O'Donnell has been a healthy scratch but should pair with
on the back end.
should see increased time on the Hawks' penalty-killing unit to compensate for Keith's absence.
will get the start in goal for the Hawks against the Panthers.