Canadiens Lose Last Season's Breakout Player To Long-Term Injury

The Montreal Canadiens' injury woes continue as they have lost Rafael Harvey-Pinard long-term. The Canadiens announced that the winger will be out of action for six to eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

The Canadiens are already dealing with injuries to Kirby Dach, David Savard, Jordan Harris, Arber Xhekaj, and Chris Wideman. Arpon Basu already revealed that the team would be calling someone up to the Canadiens.

Harvey-Pinard broke out last season with 14 goals and 20 points in 34 games after being called up and made a name for himself helping out in the top-six when the team was lacking players and scoring. With new faces and less injuries to start the season, he played a lesser role, but was still a part of the offense.

Like many this season for the Canadiens, he just couldn't get much going offensively. He had just four assists in 13 games before the injury. I would expect Joel Armia or the more exciting Joshua Roy to be recalled to take the place of Harvey-Pinard up front.

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