Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Habs Lose Galchenyuk Indefinitely

On Sunday in Los Angeles, Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk collided with Kings forward Anze Kopitar, having his right leg/knee clipped in the collision and as innocent as the collision appeared to be, the medical tests after the fact would suggest otherwise.

The Habs announced on Monday that the results of those tests will now keep Galchenyuk, the team's second-best player in the hockey pool this season, out of the lineup indefinitely.  Indefinitely could mean a few different things, like they just don't know how long, to the point that it could be short-term, or out for so long, it's hard to really say.

In 25 games this season, the 22-year old has 9 goals and 23 points, currently ranked 28th overall in pool scoring.

His projected games have already been taken off of Dale C.'s totals for the current week, but the 22nd placed team is likely to lose more ground on the money than gain, losing one of his team's top forwards.  Currently, Dale's team is 19 points clear of last place and 31 points back of the money and he was able to insert a couple of hotter scorers at the Waiver Draft, who might still help his cause somewhat.
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