Montreal Canadiens Top Prospect & Others Set to Miss Time

The Montreal Canadiens are being hit with the injury bug as Juraj Slafkovsky, Joel Armia, and Jake Evans will all be out indefinitely. 

Slafkovsky stands out from this trio, naturally, as he was the first overall pick of last year's entry draft. The 18-year-old has had a bit of a slow start to his career thus far, as he has four goals, 10 points, and a minus-13 rating in 39 games. Overall, it is fair to say the Montreal fans likely expected more from the rookie, but there’s still so much time for him to grow into his full potential. Yet, his rookie campaign will now be put on pause until he is ready to go again.

Armia has had a bit of a quiet season for the Canadiens this year, as he has three goals and seven points in 32 games. For his standards, this kind of production is quite low, but his absence will still be noticeable due to his solid defensive play and leadership. As for Evans, he has two goals and 11 points in 43 appearances this season.

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