Alex Galchenyuk’s therapy day has turned into at least one more day off. Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien confirmed that Galchenyuk will miss tomorrow night’s game against the Calgary Flames as he has re-aggravated his knee injury.
Michel Therrien confirms that Alex Galchenyuk will not play against the Flames on Tuesday night after re-aggravating his knee injury.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 23, 2017
He suffered the injury Saturday but was able to finish the game. The team was trying to limit his ice time when he was moved back to play with Sven Andrighetto and Andrew Shaw. Galchenyuk returned right at the six week mark of his 6-8 week evaluation.
Galchenyuk reinjured his knee on Saturday. He was able to finish the game says MT but more in depth tests showed issues. Will miss Calgary.— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) January 23, 2017
Therrien said that it was a minor re-aggravation, so it is possible that Galchenyuk will not be out long.
Should add here that Therrien says Galchenyuk lightly injured himself. https://t.co/KifA1IBT4V— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) January 23, 2017
Therrien says they don't believe Galchenyuk came back from his knee injury too early. Just something that happened to same knee in the game.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) January 23, 2017
Since returning from his injury on January 14, he has already played five games in only seven days so he could simply be getting an extra day off due to the Habs condensed schedule recently.
He had two goals and two assists since returning. He has 11 goals, 16 assists in 30 games this season, where he finally was establishing himself as a top NHL centre.