The Habs have announced that centre David Desharnais will miss at least three weeks of action due to a broken foot. Desharnais was hit by a Tom Gilbert shot on February 15th versus the Coyotes.
Medical update: David Desharnais will be out 3 weeks (broken foot suffered on February 15 in Arizona).— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 19, 2016
It's another bad break for the Habs, who have had terrible luck with injuries this season.
On the bright side, it opens up the possibility of giving an extended audition to a player like Charles Hudon, who by all accounts seems to be ready for the NHL.
With Desharnais out of the lineup for the foreseeable future, it also gives the Habs a perfect opportunity to see what Lars Eller can do on the top trio.