Friday, February 19, 2016

Broken Foot Sidelines Desharnais

On Friday morning, the Montreal Canadiens announced that injured forward David Desharnais, who has been nursing a lower-body injury, has indeed suffered a broken bone in his foot, after inadvertently blocking a Tom Gilbert shot in the offensive zone.

The injury is expected to keep the scoring forward out of the lineup for the next three weeks and he should be expected to hit the Injured Reserve today to make room for a call-up, if the team deems it necessary.

Desharnais is another one of those scoring forwards who have been somewhat disappointing this season, especially after the second injury to Carey Price, when the team's confidence was flushed down the toilet.  In total, the 29-year old has only registered 9 goals and 26 points in 57 games, which is only good for 223rd overall in pool scoring after Thursday night.

This season, Benson took him with the 198th pick in the draft, down in the 8th round, and he hasn't been getting good value for his pick.  At this point, Desharnais is one round less than his draft position, which isn't awful, but it will drop in the next few weeks, which hurts the overall value.  If the Canadiens don't have themselves an upswing soon, his numbers won't reflect where they should have been at the start of the year.

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