With Josh Anderson also injured, Habs called up forward Laurent Dauphin and defender Corey Schueneman from AHL’s Laval Rocket.
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The team announced Friday that defender Jeff Petry would not travel with the team to Nashville for Saturday’s game against the Predators. (7 pm, SNE, CITY, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).
This comes after Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme announced after Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Center that forward Josh Anderson would be out of the game 2-4 weeks for a upper body injury.
Petry has struggled this season at 0-2-2 totals in 25 games. Anderson has totals of 7-6-13.
Forward Brendan Gallagher and defender Sami Niku missed Thursday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and were quarantined for 10 days as part of NHL protocol.
The Canadiens have called up forward Laurent Dauphin and defender Corey Schueneman from AHL’s Laval Rocket.
Forward Tyler Toffoli did not participate in practice Friday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, instead taking a day of therapy.
There was good news on Friday, as forward Mike Hoffman, who has been out of the game since sustaining an upper body injury during a game in Detroit on November 13, took part in practice, skating on a line with Christian Dvorak and Cole Caufield.
The other attack lines in practice had Nick Suzuki between Artturi Lehkonen and Jake Evans; Ryan Poehling between Jonathan Drouin and Joel Armia; and Mathieu Perreault between Michael Pezzetta and Cédric Paquette and Dauphin, who divided the time on the right wing.
The Canadiens are 6-17-2.
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