Senators lose Ryan, Duchene to injuries against Canadiens

Watch as Bobby Ryan runs into Brett Kulak’s shoulder and gets the worst of it as he heads straight to the dressing room. Ryan suffered an upper body injury and will not return to the lineup.

The Ottawa Senators have lost forwards Bobby Ryan and Matt Duchene to injuries during their game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Ryan left the game with an upper-body injury in the first period after colliding with Canadiens defenceman Brett Kulak in the neutral zone. Both players were reaching for the puck but Kulak hit Ryan in the head with his shoulder in the process. Ryan left for the dressing room after the hit and did not return.

Duchene left the game in the middle of the second period with what the team is calling a lower-body injury. It’s unclear how exactly he was injured, but his final shift of the game ended with Duchene looking in some discomfort after failing to beat out an icing call.

Ryan, who has missed long stretches of time in recent years with hand injuries, has six goals and 18 points in 28 games this season. Duchene leads the Senators in scoring with 12 goals and 34 points in 28 games.

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