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Sports Senators confirm Pageau out six months with torn Achilles tendon

18:52  14 september  2018
18:52  14 september  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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a hockey player on the field © Duane Burleson/AP

The Ottawa Senators confirmed Friday that forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau will miss a minimum six months after having surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his right leg.

The news was first reported by TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie on Thursday evening.

Drafted by Ottawa in the fourth round (96th overall) in 2011, Pageau scored 14 goals and 29 points in 78 games for the Senators last season. In 329 career regular-season contests, the Ottawa native has 59 goals and 130 points, adding 12 goals and 16 points in 35 post-season games.

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