Friday, January 6, 2017

Gallagher Out for Two Months

Sometimes having Shea Weber as a teammate is not the easiest. There's that lethal shot that keeps brusing bodies. On Wednesday, Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher was the unwelcome recipient. He has already undergone surgery to repair a fractured hand and will miss at least two months.

"We obviously feel really bad for him, two years in a row," captain Max Pacioretty told the Canadiens website Friday. "But he's in good hands and good spirits, so we're hoping to get him back as soon as possible."

Gallagher has had a difficult year for the Habs, tallying just six goals and 12 assists in 39 games. And the Habs have had tons of injuries to their forward corps. Fortunately, Alexander Galchenyuk is getting closer to returning, but still no official timetable is set.

Still, Montreal has a comfortable 10-point lead in the Atlantic. At 24-9-6 they are are 10 clear of Ottawa and Boston.