Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin out indefinitely with upper-body injury

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Montreal Canadiens winger Jonathan Drouin. (Graham Hughes/CP)

Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin will be out indefinitely after sustaining an upper-body injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Drouin will continue to be evaluated by the club’s medical staff.

The 26-year-old from Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., is third on the team in scoring with 20 points, six goals and 14 assists, in 32 games this season.

Meanwhile, forwards Brendan Gallagher (lower-body injury) and Paul Byron (hip) remain out of the lineup, however, both could return this weekend, according to head coach Dominique Ducharme.

Also, forwards Joel Armia and Cole Caufield continue to train in Wisconsin after testing positive for COVID-19 during the team’s road trip through the U.S. earlier this month. Both must wait until Friday before they’re allowed to cross the border to re-enter Canada.

The Canadiens are last in the league with an 8-26-7 record and next play host to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

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