Canadiens’ Noah Juulsen to consult specialist for headaches

It was a tough first period for Noah Juulsen as he took two pucks to the face in the exact same spot.

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Noah Juulsen will meet with a specialist for a second opinion regarding his headaches, the team announced Tuesday.

Juulsen, 22, suffered a facial fracture after taking two pucks to the face in a game against the Washington Capitals last November. He appeared in four games after that, then missed the rest of the season with the injury.

In January, a senior executive with the team told Sportsnet’s Eric Engels that Juulsen did not suffer a concussion.

On Saturday, Juulsen arrived at training camp with headaches and has been kept off the ice ever since.

Juulsen was Montreal’s first-round pick in 2015. In 44 career games over parts of two seasons, he has two goals and eight points.

The Canadiens also announced forward Michael McCarron, another former first-round pick by the team, was day-to-day with a groin injury.

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