The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that defenceman Ben Chiariot will return to Montreal to undergo further medical evaluation.
Chiarot left Wednesday night’s game versus the Vancouver Canucks after fighting forward J.T. Miller in the first period. He appeared to be in some discomfort after punching Miller’s helmet with his right hand, and threw his helmet at the ground in frustration as he left the game.
#Canucks JT Miller and #GoHabsGo Ben Chiarot drop the gloves. As both head to the dressing room, Chiarot slams his helmet down grimacing as he looks at his hand. Something to keep an eye on. pic.twitter.com/gdHSg3IZjh
— Hockey Hound (@HockeyHoundShow) March 11, 2021
The 29-year-old has five points (one goal, four assists) through 24 games in his second season with the Canadiens.
Montreal plays Game 3 of a six-game road trip at 9 p.m. ET Thursday night against the Calgary Flames.