Canadiens’ Daniel Carr out 3 months with knee injury

Michel Therrien is running out of words and time to get the Montreal Canadiens out of their funk and turned around as another game of poor execution proved to be the team's undoing.

MONTREAL— The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that rookie forward Daniel Carr will miss the next three months after hurting his right knee in Monday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Canadiens also confirmed that Carr will not require surgery.

Carr, a 24-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Canadiens in April of 2014. The signing was made after Carr helped Union College capture an NCAA Championship for the first time ever.

Carr made his AHL debut with the Hamilton Bulldogs in October of 2014 and went on to lead the league’s rookies in goals with 24.

Carr made his debut with the Canadiens this season on Dec. 5, in Carolina. He scored on the first shot of his first shift.

In 19 games with the Canadiens, Carr has five goals, three assists and a minus-1 rating.