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[Injury Report] Brendan Gallagher forced from the game after taking a knee to the head

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The Canadiens’ forward was held ouf for the remainder of the game.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the second period of the game between the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes, Brendan Gallagher was knocked to the ice near his own blue line after playing the puck. Unfortunately, before he landed he was run into by the knee of Ben Chiarot. Gallagher stayed on the ice for a minute before he was able to skate off under his own power, but he did not return to action.

Gallagher is too important to lose for a long period of time, so hopefully his injury won’t keep him out of the lineup for too long. Already down a few forwards, his loss could be very tough to deal with.

The Canadiens are back in action on Thursday in a rematch with the Tampa Bay Lightning. They could very much use Gallagher’s style of play to help make up for a difficult loss on December 28.