Tomas Tatar appeared to go into the boards awkwardly in the first period, and missed several shifts as he was attended to. He returned to the bench for the final minutes of the first, but then didn’t come back out for the second period.
Tomas Tatar ne sera pas de retour au jeu ce soir (blessé - haut du corps).— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 4, 2020
Tomas Tatar will not return tonight (upper body injury).
Since he was able to come back, and seemed capable of going back in, the move could have been done for precautionary reasons to prevent Tatar from aggravating things. It’s possible he will be good to go on Thursday in Tampa Bay, but we’ll find that out later this week.
Tatar was our Player of the Month for February, and had six points in the three games before tonight’s contest.