Monday, September 26, 2011

Montreal Canadiens Injury Updates

Though the season has yet to begin, a number of members of the Canadiens organization are presently sidelined with injuries. While most are of the minor variety, they have kept players out of preseason action, and may jeopardize the start of the year for some of them. Here's an updated list of who is out:


Desharnais, David - Suffered upper body injury during preseason game. Extend of injury unknown, considered day-to-day. UPDATE: Skated with P.K. Subban this morning and may play in one or both of the remaining preseason games.

Eller, Lars - Still rehabbing shoulder from 2011 playoffs. Not yet cleared for contact in practice. Hopes to be ready for season opener.

Markov, Andrei - Still rehabbing knee from last season. Skating on his own, yet to rejoin team for practice. No timetable for return, but hopes to be back early in the season. Pierre Gauthier and Jacques Martin both reiterated today that they don't see him as a long-term injury case.

Subban, P.K. - Nagging back injury from off-season training. Played 1 preseason game, looked great, but then returned to disabled list. Considered day-to-day. While I'm concerned about the silence surrounding his condition and what it may mean for the potential of back surgery, he did skate this morning which is a big positive.

White, Ryan - Skated yesterday, but suffered setback. Will be off skates for a week, and will miss season opener.


Berger, Alain - Injured during preseason action. Returns to the line-up September 26th.

Bishop, Hunter - Injured during preseason action. Extent unknown.

Bournival, Michael - Injury suffered during rookie camp appears to be rehabbed, and he is expected to play his first preseason game tonight (Sept 26).

Delmas, Peter - After a great rookie camp, an injury has kept him out of preseason action. Considered day-to-day, timetable for return unknown.

Fortier, Olivier - Unknown injury has kept him out of preseason action. Considered day-to-day.

Leblanc, Louis - Still rehabbing from shoulder surgery of the off-season. Not yet cleared for contact in practice.

Nash, Brendon - Had surgery on his shoulder last Wednesday. Out indefinitely.

Nattinen, Joonas - Injury has kept him out of game situations going as far back as rookie camp scrimmages. Considered day-to-day, timetable for return unknown.

Winnett, Ben - Injured during a training camp scrimmage, considered day-to-day.

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