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[Injury Report] Jesperi Kotkaniemi sustained a spleen injury during AHL game

The centre is returning to Montreal for further evaluations.

AHL: FEB 05 Utica Comets at Laval Rocket Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jesperi Kotkaniemi left the game early last night as the Laval Rocket were visiting the Cleveland Monsters. Today the Montreal Canadiens organization announced that he spent the night in hospital with a spleen injury, and is now heading back to Montreal for further tests.

The exact nature of the injury won’t be known until the tests are completed, but it should be good news that it wasn’t serious enough to prevent his discharge. We will find out more about his situation in the coming days.