Canadiens’ Drouin, Byron to Undergo Surgery, Will Be out Indefinitely

Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien says forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron are scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely.

Drouin suffered a wrist injury and Byron hurt his knee in the Canadiens’ 5-2 win at Washington on Friday.

Drouin was levelled by a thunderous check by Capitals star Alex Ovechkin in the second period, though the Canadiens say his injury came from an unrelated play in the third period.

Byron limped to the locker room late in the game.

Paul Byron Montreal Canadiens
Paul Byron, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Drouin has seven goals and eight assists in 19 games this season, while  Byron has one goal and three assists.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2019.

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