Canadiens Lose Another Key Young Player To Long-Term Injury

In typical Montreal Canadiens fashion, another one of their everyday players has suffered an injury and will be kept out long-term. This time it is Alex Newhook who will miss 10-12 weeks with a high ankle sprain.

Newhook is a pretty significant loss considering he has been playing in the top-six all season and has seven goals and 13 points in 23 games thus far. He joins a long list of Rafael Harvey-Pinard, Kirby Dach, Arber Xhekaj, Chris Wideman, David Savard, and Jordan Harris who are already out with injuries.

The Canadiens are very obviously really banged up and suffering the effects as they are 10-11-2 and have the worst goal differential in the Eastern Conference. Newhook was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in the summer and signed. He was expected to be in the top-six all season and take steps in his development. He was playing fairly well all season, but didn't get much help from his regular linemates for a good chunk of the season. He remains a big part of the future in Montreal and should be able to contribute a good amount when he returns by the end of February or early March.

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