The terrible injury news keeps piling up for the Montreal Canadiens.
After learning Kirby Dach would miss the remainder of the year with a knee injury, it appears that Kaiden Guhle is going to miss some time with a wrist injury.
Guhle was injured in the second period of Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild. It wasn’t an evident injury, as no footage has surfaced showing exactly what happened, but the team quickly announced that Guhle would not return to play, which is never an encouraging sign.
Sportsnet Insider Elliotte Friedman now mentions that Guhle is going to miss some time in his most recent edition of 32 Thoughts.
The Canadiens are currently off, which means we won’t get an update on Guhle’s health status today, but according to Friedman, Guhle is going to be out of action “for a little while.”
Guhle has quickly become an integral part of the Canadiens’ defensive core, and losing him for any amount of time is a significant blow to a team that’s already starting to show signs that losing a player of Dach’s ilk was too much for the lineup to handle.
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The injuries to Dach and Guhle are in addition to losing top prospect Emil Heineman to a concussion, not to mention David Reinbacher’s knee injury in Switzerland.
They say when it rains, it pours, but in the Canadiens’ case when it rains it pours angry anvils from the sky that are also somehow on fire, and they all seem to aim for important members of the organization.
The injuries have been flukey, to say the least. Heineman received a flying knee from an official during his second game of the season in the AHL, Dach was pushed into the Chicago Blackhawks bench, and Reinbacher fell awkwardly into the boards after some mild contact behind the net.
Emil Heineman left the game after getting a flying knee from the official as he was falling. pic.twitter.com/b1Zb78NqI3
— Jared Book (@jaredbook) October 14, 2023
Fortunately, there has been some good news when it comes to the injury situation, as Reinbacher is only expected to miss a few weeks while going through physiotherapy to rehab his knee.