The Worst Is Confirmed: Another Long-Term Injury Hits the Canadiens

Published December 11, 2023 at 9:34

In the last few hours, shortly after the match against the Nashville Predators, the Montreal Canadiens announced very bad news to the fans.

Indeed, the organization confirmed what many fans feared: veteran Tanner Pearson will be sidelined due to an upper-body injury suffered against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Furthermore, according to the diagnosis revealed by the team's doctors, the former Canucks forward could miss four to six weeks of activity.

« Forward Tanner Pearson will miss 4 to 6 weeks of activity due to an upper body injury. » - Montreal Canadiens

Ayoye! What sad news for the Canadiens!

It's noted that, according to several observers, the CH's number 20 left Saturday night's game after being hit in the left hand by a shot. This is notably the same hand that prevented him from playing the majority of the 2022-2023 season, nearly putting his career at risk.

We strongly hope that the nature of his injury is much less serious than last year's, but it's hard to deny that the situation is rather concerning at the moment.

Acquired in the trade involving Casey Desmith earlier this summer, Tanner Pearson quickly became an important member of the team's locker room. Additionally, he provided an interesting offensive contribution with a tally of four goals and four assists in 27 games since his arrival in Montreal.

Certainly, it will be interesting to see if the Canadiens' General Manager, Kent Hughes, will consider a call-up from the Rocket before Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

December 11   |   93 answers
The Worst Is Confirmed: Another Long-Term Injury Hits the Canadiens

Do you think Tanner Pearson will be traded before the deadline?

Yes7075.3 %
No2324.7 %
Latest 10 stories