If Shawn Horcoff could punch a wall in frustration, he would.

However, the Edmonton Oilers captain won’t be doing much punching of anything for a while, missing a knuckle on his right hand.

Horcoff has been out of the Oilers lineup for over a month, but is expected to make his return Sunday when the Oilers take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the penultimate game of their nine-game road trip.

“The sooner I can get in there the better, I’m sick of practising and just skating,” said Horcoff. “It’s tough watching, you want to be able to play. It’s been tough, I’ve been doing everything I can to get back in the lineup quicker, but it’s a bone and I just had to wait for it to heal.”

Horcoff was hurt on Feb. 4, taking a shot off the hand in a game against the Vancouver Canucks.

The force of the shot essentially destroyed the knuckle on his ring finger and he was unable to grip a stick.