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Montreal Canadiens organizational injury report

We are one month into the hockey season, and the Montreal Canadiens are dealing with their first significant injury.

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All-Star starting goaltender Carey Price is on the shelf for the week due to a lower-body injury suffered October 29th. He is expected to return for the November 14th game against Colorado.

Zack Kassian (RW) suffered a broken foot and nose in an early morning accident on October 4th, and subsequently entered the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioural Health Program. As a result he was suspended by the Montreal Canadiens and the duration of his leave from the team is undetermined.

Michael Bournival (LW) continues to skate on his own as he recovers from post-concussion symptoms that have kept him out of action all year. There is no update on his condition, however he is no longer listed as injured on the Montreal Canadiens' website, which could mean that a return to the game is imminent.

Ryan Johnston (D, AHL) has not played since the Red vs. White scrimmage on September 20th. He had back surgery and is out indefinitely. The average recovery time for his surgery (discectomy surgery on L5-S1 herniation) before physical exertion can begin is about four months.

Nikita Scherbak (RW, AHL) sustained an injury on October 25th and has missed the last four games for the IceCaps. He skated on his own, but is still "about a week away" according to head coach Sylvain Lefebvre.

Tim Bozon (LW, AHL) has missed the entire season so far after suffering a shoulder injury during an AHL pre-season game after a check from behind into the boards. His recovery time was expected to be around four weeks, but he has not begun skating yet. According to Stephane Leroux of RDS he will begin skating within 10 days.

Daniel Audette (C, QMJHL) suffered a separated shoulder on October 29th and will be out of action for about four weeks.