Canadiens place Drouin on IR with upper-body injury

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  • The Montreal Canadiens placed Jonathan Drouin on injured reserve Saturday after the forward suffered an upper-body injury during Friday’s win over the Washington Capitals, the team announced.
  • Drouin was on the wrong end of a massive collision with Alex Ovechkin during the second period of Friday’s game.
  • He was visibly shaken up and temporarily left the contest, but he returned to play six shifts in the third period.
  • The team said the injury occurred in the third frame.
  • Drouin is tied for third on the Habs with 15 points in 19 games.
  • Charles Hudon, who leads the AHL’s Laval Rocket with nine goals in 17 games, was recalled by Montreal in a corresponding move.
Sources & Credits:MTL Canadiens, The Score
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