Jeff Petry out indefinitely with lower body injury


Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry has suffered a lower-body injury and will be out indefinitely, the team reported earlier Saturday. Petry left early in the team’s previous game against the Florida Panthers and did not return due to an undisclosed issue. Details of the injury are yet to be confirmed.

It’s been a nightmarish campaign for Petry, who is in the first season of a four-year, $6.25 million cap he signed with the Canadiens in the 2020 offseason. career in the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season, which saw him score 42 points in 55 games, he has seen a major drop this year, with just 16 points in 57 games.

It is reported that Petry could join his family in Michigan if he is absent for a long time. Considering that the team intends to honor his exchange request in the summerThursday’s game could potentially be Petry’s last game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens if he’s out for the rest of the season.

While we will miss Petry’s presence on the blue line, it won’t make much of a difference to the Canadiens’ playoff chances, as on Friday night they became the first team this season to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. With Petry and Shea Weber injured and Ben Chiarot and Brett Kulak traded at the deadline, the guard has several holes as he heads into Saturday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.




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