Flames’ Hanifin won’t return vs. Canadiens after getting hurt in first

Noah Hanifin would need help getting off the ice after an awkward fall near the boards against the Canadiens.

The Calgary Flames announced Saturday that defenceman Noah Hanifin won’t return to the team’s game vs. the Montreal Canadiens after getting hurt in the first period.

The 24-year-old was injured fewer than five minutes into the opening frame after getting tangled up in a collision with Canadiens forward Corey Perry. Hanifin was slow to get up and needed assistance from a trainer as he left the ice.

There were no further details on his injury.

Hanifin, the fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, has 15 points in games with the Flames, his third season in Calgary.

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