The Montreal Canadiens have placed forward Brendan Gallagher on long-term injured reserve and the winger is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Gallagher suffered a fractured thumb in Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers when he was hit by an Alexander Romanov slapshot. The 28-year-old has 14 goals and nine assists in 34 games this season.
By moving Gallagher to long-term injured reserve, the Canadiens now have the flexibility to add ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline without having to shed salary.
Brendan Gallagher a été placé sur la liste des blessés à long terme par le club. Son absence sera d’une durée minimale de six semaines.
The Canadiens have placed Brendan Gallagher on long-term injured reserve. He is expected to miss at least six weeks pic.twitter.com/CH0WckXyLG
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 7, 2021