Canadiens' injury double whammy gives Hudon, Weal new opportunities
Things didn’t look good for Canadiens winger Jonathan Drouin when he was run over by Alex Ovechkin in the second period Friday in Washington. Drouin was slow getting to his feet and when he reached the bench, he proceeded immediately to the quiet room, where he went though the NHL’s concussion protocol. A clear-headed Drouin returned to the ice in the third period, but he wound up on the injured-reserve list the next day with a wrist injury. © Patrick Smith Jonathan Drouin of the Montreal Canadiens skates past Michal Kempny of the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena on Nov. 15, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Canadiens forward Paul Byron skates during training camp at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard on Sept. On April 18, Byron had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, something he It’s not a shock that Byron recovered quicker than expected. Last week , the Canadiens ’ medical staff
Paul Byron goes to the right of Pacioretty and Drouin . The shake up happened after the Canadiens lost yet another game in Ottawa at the NHL100 Classic On defence, it appears that the team will give an update on the status of defenceman Shea Weber after practice which isn’t normally a good sign.
The Montreal Canadiens will be without two key forwards for multiple weeks, the team announced Monday.
Jonathan Drouin will have surgery on his wrist Monday while Paul Byron will have knee surgery Tuesday. Both players were injured in Friday’s win over the Washington Capitals and didn’t play in Saturday’s loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Drouin suffered his injury late in the Capitals game, but the team says it didn’t happen on the big hit he received from Alex Ovechkin.
“It happened in the third period and by the end of the third period (of Friday’s game) he couldn’t go anymore,” head coach Claude Julien said on Saturday, according to the. “It had zero, zero to do… everybody’s thinking it had something to do with the hit from Ovechkin, but it had nothing to do with it. He was cleared, he felt great, he came back and he got re-injured afterwards from something totally different.”
The 24-year-old Drouin has gotten off to a great start to the season, scoring seven goals and 15 points in 19 games so far.
It’s unclear how Byron’s injury occurred, but his last shift came with less than five minutes to go in the Capitals game. He has one goal and four points in 19 games this season.
Injured Jonathan Drouin tries to keep slumping Canadiens' spirits up .
Jonathan Drouin can’t do anything to help his Canadiens teammates on the ice, so he’s doing his best to try and keep their spirits up off the ice. Drouin met with the media Friday morning in Brossard for the first time since requiring surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left wrist suffered during a 5-2 win over the Capitals in Washington on Nov. 15. Drouin met with the media Friday morning in Brossard for the first time since requiring surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left wrist suffered during a 5-2 win over the Capitals in Washington on Nov. 15. The Canadiens haven’t won another game since, going 0-4-2 without Drouin and Paul Byron, who suffered a knee injury in Washington that required surgery.