Canadiens’ Ales Hemsky dealing with concussion-like symptoms

Ales Hemsky had a rough first period and would exit the game after taking two big hits.

Montreal Canadiens forward Ales Hemsky did not participate at his team’s practice Monday as he’s dealing with concussion-like symptoms, the team says.

Hemsky was forced to leave Friday’s 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks with an upper-body injury after being on the receiving end of a pair of hard hits.

As you can see in the video at the top of the page, the first hit was from Josh Manson and the second was courtesy of Corey Perry.

It’s unclear how much time Hemsky is expected to miss. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $1-million contract with the Canadiens this summer and is pointless in seven games this season.

Forwards Michael McCarron and Nikita Scherbak were recalled by the Canadiens from the AHL’s Laval Rocket Sunday.

The Canadiens host the Florida Panthers Tuesday.


When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.