Major Details Emerge on Joshua Roy's Injury

Aaron Itovitch
March 20, 2024  (5:25 PM)

Montreal Canadiens forward Joshua Roy
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In the last few hours, the Montreal Canadiens have officially announced that Quebec forward Joshua Roy has left the team's surroundings to return to Montreal for a more thorough evaluation of the injury he suffered against the Edmonton Oilers last night.

Furthermore, the organization also mentioned that number 89 will be sidelined for an indefinite period, leaving a great deal of uncertainty regarding the severity of his injury.
"The Canadiens forward Joshua Roy will be sidelined for an indefinite period." - Montreal Canadiens

In this regard, Anthony Martineau provided additional information on Joshua Roy's injury. Indeed, as the fifth-round pick in 2021 was preparing to leave for Montreal this morning, the TVA Sports journalist spotted him at the Vancouver airport with a brace on his right hand.
It would not be surprising if his injury is quite serious, potentially causing him to miss the last few weeks of the 2023-2024 season action.
"I ran into Josh this morning at the Vancouver airport and talked with him for a few minutes. He was wearing a brace on his right hand. He is certainly eager to get the results of the exams, which should be coming soon." - Anthony Martineau

Remember, during the third period last night, the Tricolore forward stopped a violent shot from Evan Bouchard with his right hand, even though he had been able to finish the game. However, knowing that he was wearing a brace on his right hand this morning, it leads to believe that his injury occurred specifically on that play.
See the sequence in question:
This is disastrous news, both for the Canadiens and for Joshua Roy. The right winger was truly establishing himself as an NHL-caliber forward, having a lot of success alongside Alex Newhook and Joel Armia on the second line.
Moreover, this injury could unfortunately prevent him from playing with the Laval Rocket in the playoffs, an experience that could have been greatly beneficial in his first professional season.
Let's hope he can make a return to play soon, but the initial signs are not very encouraging for the 20-year-old. In 23 games with the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge this season, Joshua Roy has amassed an impressive total of nine points, including four goals.
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Major Details Emerge on Joshua Roy's Injury

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