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Nathan Beaulieu Injury: Marc Bergevin says Canadiens defenseman still hurt

Marc Bergevin mentioned in his press conference on Wednesday that Beaulieu would not play the first four games of round two.

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In his press scrum today to speak about the Montreal Canadiens going into the second round of the NHL playoffs, general manager Marc Bergevin was asked about the availability of Nathan Beaulieu for the second round of the playoffs, and he told the media that Beaulieu would not be playing at the very least the first four games of the second round, and would be re-evaluated after that.

It was a bit surprising considering the initial prognosis of just missing the remainder of the first round, but injuries suffered on hits like the one Beaulieu took from Erik Karlsson can be unpredictable.

The Canadiens are still adamant that Beaulieu did not suffer a concussion on the play, and Beaulieu didn't appear to lose consciousness after the hit, so it may be a neck injury or perhaps even ribs.

In the meantime, Greg Pateryn will continue to draw in, and hopefully get more ice time than his 10:03 per game, lowest of anyone on the roster in round one. Pateryn was impressive in a small sample.