Canadiens' Josh Anderson out 2-4 weeks after being injured vs. Avalanche

Watch as Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson heads to the dressing room after being taken into the boards by Kurtis MacDermid. Teammate Tyler Toffoli was also shaken up by a hit from Gabriel Landeskog just moments later.

Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche with an upper-body injury.

After the game, a 4-1 Avalanche win, head coach Dominique Ducharme said the team expects Anderson to miss two to four weeks with his injury. Forward Laurent Dauphin will be recalled from AHL Laval to take Anderson's place in the lineup.

Anderson was hurt when he slid awkwardly into the boards following a hit from Kurtis MacDermid while making a rush towards the Avalanche net mid-way through the sec. Anderson was slow to get up on the play, immediately skated to the bench and shortly after disappeared into the Montreal dressing room.

His Canadiens teammates Tyler Toffoli and Alexander Romanov both also briefly left the game with injuries but were able to return. After the game, Romanov revealed he had suffered a broken nose while trying to throw a hit.

The Canadiens also suffered two losses earlier in the day when Brendan Gallagher and Sami Niku entered COVID-19 protocol. After the loss, Ducharme said both players are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and will be away from the club for at least 10 days.

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