Yikes: Montreal has multiple players heading for surgery, out long-term

The Montreal Canadiens will be without two of their best players as both Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin are heading for surgery. Both forwards will go under the knife this week, and head coach, Claude Julien confirms both players are out for 'weeks'.

For Drouin, he was placed on injured reserve Saturday with an upper-body injury sustained in Friday's win over the Washington Capitals. He took a huge check from Alex Ovechkin in the 2nd period and left the game but did return in the third.

Coach Julien mentioned he felt the injury was not related to the hit from Ovechkin. In 19 games, Drouin has 7 goals, and 15 points.

Paul Bryon was also injured in Friday's game against the Capitals. The 30-year-old has four points in 19 games so far this season. Bryon has been a disappointment so far this year for the Habs.

The team has called up Charles Hudon to replace the hole in their lineup.


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