MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens rookie winger Juraj Slafkovsky will be out three months with a lower-body injury, the team announced Wednesday.
Slafkovsky, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NHL draft, was injured in Montreal’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. The Canadiens said the injury does not require surgery.
The 18-year-old from Slovakia has four goals and six assists in 39 games this season.
The Canadiens also said Armia (upper-body injury) will be out until the Feb. 2-5 All-Star break and Evans (lower-body) will be out eight to 10 weeks.
Montreal recalled Rafael Harvey-Pinard and Rem Pitlick from the Laval Rocket of the AHL on Tuesday on an emergency basis. Both players were in the lineup for Montreal’s 4-1 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday.
AP NHL: www.apnews.com/hub/NHL and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
The Associated Press