Brendan Gallagher leaves game with lower-body injury

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has left Saturday’s game with an apparent lower-body injury, the team announced.

Gallagher fell awkwardly after a collision and subsequently left the ice.

Earlier in the game, he also appeared to take a puck off a hand. The 23-year-old missed an extended period of time this season when he fractured two fingers on his left hand.

It’s not immediately clear which instance caused him to leave the game.