Montreal Canadiens prospect Joel Teasdale will miss the next seven months after tearing ligaments in both his MCL and ACL during an on-ice session on Monday.
The Canadiens announced the injury on Friday and say surgery will be required.
Teasdale, 20, signed an entry-level contract with Montreal prior to the start of the 2018 season while a member of the QMJHL’s Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
He was traded from Blainville-Boisbriand to Rouyn-Noranda during the season and helped the Huskies capture a Memorial Cup title earlier this year.
Teasdale said during an interview at the Canadian major junior championship that he was aiming to make the AHL Laval Rocket’s roster this season.
The winger from Repentigny, Que., had 43 goals and 37 assists in 66 games last year between the Armada and Huskies.