Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher to miss Saturday’s game vs. Senators

Brendan Gallagher celebrates a goal. (John Locher/AP)

Montreal Canadiens winger Brendan Gallagher is expected to sit out the team’s matchup with the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, coach Claude Julien told reporters.

Julien said the 27-year-old was evaluated by doctors after missing practice Friday with a headache, one day after he returned to the lineup from a concussion, but they haven’t figured out if his issues are concussion-related.

Gallagher also sat out the Canadiens’ optional skate Saturday morning.

The eight-year veteran had four shots and no points in over 17 minutes of ice time during the Canadiens’ loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. He was originally diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 2 after being hit by Carolina Hurricanes captain Jordan Staal on Dec. 31.

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