Canadiens' Lehkonen out with upper-body injury, Poehling leaves game

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson plays the puck away from Montreal Canadiens' Artturi Lehkonen during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (CP/file)

The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Artturi Lehkonen would not be in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to an upper-body injury. The Canadiens also lost forward Ryan Poehling during Sunday's contest due to an upper-body injury.

Montreal did not say how long Lehkonen will be out of action.

The 26-year-old from Piikkio, Finland, has 28 points (13 goals and 15 assists) in 55 games this season. Lekhonen has been on a hot streak with four goals and two assists in his past five games.

Montreal's next game after facing Philadelphia is Tuesday at home against the Arizona Coyotes.

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