Montreal Canadiens Star Player Suffers Major Injury

Published October 16, 2023 at 3:50 PM

In a disappointing development, the Montreal Canadiens will be without key center Kirby Dach for an extended period due to a lower-body injury sustained in a collision with Blackhawks' Jarred Tinordi. Initial assessments indicate potential damage to his ACL and MCL in his knee, casting a shadow of doubt over his season.

A Significant Setback

While the Canadiens await comprehensive test results to confirm the extent of Dach's injury, the setback is a significant blow to the team. Dach's return to full health was a recent development, having missed 24 games last season due to an upper-body injury and only cleared for action during the off-season.

A Missing Piece

The absence of the towering 6'4" and 217 lbs center leaves a substantial void in the Canadiens' lineup. Dach's influence on the team's development, particularly for players like Alex Newhook, will be sorely missed. Newhook now faces the challenge of stepping into Dach's role while the injured center recovers.

As the Canadiens await further confirmation on Dach's condition, the prospect of losing him for the season looms, presenting a challenging scenario for both the player and the team.

Initial word I'm receiving on Canadiens' Kirby Dach is he has a torn ACL+torn MCL in his knee. There are more tests being done, and we'll wait for Habs to officially confirm once they're received all the info, but this puts Dach's season at risk if it ends up being the case.

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Montreal Canadiens Star Player Suffers Major Injury

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