Canadiens’ Noah Juulsen out indefinitely with vision-related issue


Montreal Canadiens' Noah Juulsen, right, checks Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm, of Sweden, during NHL hockey action in Calgary, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Noah Juulsen is out indefinitely with a vision-related issue, the team announced Friday.

The team says that it will take time for the injury to heal, but is expecting the 21-year-old to make a full recovery.

Juulsen was struck twice in the face with a puck during the first period of a 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals back on Nov. 19 and it was announced on Nov. 20 that the defenceman suffered a facial fracture.

The Surrey, B.C., native returned on Dec. 11 with a full face shield playing in four games with the Canadiens before being sent down to the Laval Rockets of the AHL. He last appeared in a game on Dec. 27 against the Belleville Bulls.

A senior executive with the Canadiens told Sportsnet’s Eric Engels that Juulsen did not sustain a concussion and that he would be out indefinitely.

The Canadiens’ 26th-overall pick from 2015 has played 21 games for the Canadiens this season, recording one goal, four assists and five points.


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