Habs’ Galchenyuk, Desharnais out 6-8 weeks


The Montréal Canadiens have enjoyed great success early on, racking up 37 points in 26 contests so far this season. The Habs are currently one of the NHL’s most impressive clubs, boasting a home record of 12-1-1.

However, the organization received some devastating news Wednesday: Montreal will be without the services of forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais for 6-8 weeks, with both players suffering knee injuries.

Galchenyuk appeared to sustain the injury in the third period of Sunday night’s win over the Los Angeles Kings after colliding with Anze Kopitar. Desharnais was hurt during Tuesday’s loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The team announced the recall of forward Sven Andrighetto from the AHL.

The Montréal Canadiens are known for relying heavily on goaltender Cary Price. However, the offense averages 2.88 goals per game, a number that will surely take a hit given the fact that Galchenyuk is the team leader in goals (9) and points (23) through 25 games.

Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly.

Losing two key centers will no doubt have adverse effects on the offense. Personally, I will be not roster any Canadiens in daily fantasy formats for the duration of these injuries.

This includes Cary Price.


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