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Update: Drouin out six to eight weeks, Byron out four to six

Two core forwards will be gone indefinitely.

NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien announced the news on Monday morning that both Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron will undergo surgery and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.

Jonathan Drouin was injured on Friday against the Washington Capitals on a play that Julien said was unrelated to the Alexander Ovechkin hit, but that rather occurred in the third period, and he was unable to complete the game.

Paul Byron was also injured in the game against Washington. His final shift was at 16:51 of the third. A knee injury is certainly concerning and could mean a long-term absence for the forward.

Byron hobbled off the ice and missed the next game against the Devils, necessitating the call up of Charles Hudon.

After generally avoiding any serious injuries to the lineup thus far this season, things have come at once for the Canadiens.

The same lineup as the one that faced the New Jersey Devils will likely travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

UPDATE: The recovery periods for both surgeries are now known: