The Montreal Canadiens have yet another obstacle to overcome. Defenseman Tom Gilbert is going to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury that requires surgery, the team announced following Monday’s shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.
Gilbert certainly hasn’t been the player of previous seasons, averaging a career-low ice time of 16:52 and putting up just two points in 45 games.
Yet, it’s another roster issue for the Canadiens, who have had key injuries all season. Those injuries have included losing Brendan Gallagher at a key moment in 2015 and, most importantly, losing league MVP Carey Price for the vast majority of the season.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.