Canadiens’ Jake Allen out eight weeks with lower-body injury

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen (34) makes a stick save during third period NHL hockey action against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Montreal Canadiens say goalie Jake Allen will be out eight weeks with a lower-body injury.

The Canadiens made the announcement after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.

Allen was hurt on Jan. 12 against the Boston Bruins.

Allen is 5-16-2 with a 3.15 goals-against average and .901 save percentage this season.

The native of Fredericton, N.B. has been the No. 1 goalie for Montreal this season with Carey Price out.

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