Montreal Canadiens forward Tanner Pearson
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Last-Minute Update on Tanner Pearson

Published January 4, 2024 at 6:32 PM

In the last few hours, the Montreal Canadiens organization announced several updates regarding the health status of some of its players.

Firstly, despite Josh Anderson suffering an injury that appeared very serious during the last game, where he was unable to put weight on his right leg, he was back at practice this morning. Additionally, the number 17 confirmed to reporters on site that he felt good and would be able to play against the Buffalo Sabres tonight.

Furthermore, the Canadiens announced that 27-year-old center Christian Dvorak will need to undergo surgery tomorrow. Absent from the last two games, the former Coyote suffered a tear in a major pectoral muscle, effectively ending his 2023-2024 season.

Additionally, the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge confirmed that the rehabilitation for Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Tanner Pearson is proceeding as planned. Both players skated for the first time since their injuries, suggesting that a return to play could be announced soon.

« The Montreal Canadiens announce that Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Tanner Pearson have both begun skating and are on track in their rehabilitation from their respective injuries. » - Via Priyanta Emrith

Given that the veteran suffered a left-hand injury on December 9th and was expected to be out for four to six weeks, it seems likely that he could rejoin Martin St-Louis' lineup very soon.

This is excellent news for the Canadiens, especially considering that the former Vancouver Canucks forward had to miss the entire campaign last year with a similar injury. Certainly, the return of Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Tanner Pearson would provide significant support for the CH in their playoff race.

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Last-Minute Update on Tanner Pearson

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