Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher has to undergo further testing, making his status for Game 6 in question.
"Depending on what he has to get tested on, he would have to leave the bubble." Muller on Gallagher. "We know how tough he is, so I would never count him out... He's the heartbeat of our team."— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) August 20, 2020
As of right now, Gallagher has not left the bubble but will be undergoing tests. Pierre LeBrun has reported that he will be undergoing a CT-Scan but would not have to leave the bubble. Any player who leaves the bubble must undergo at least a four-day quarantine and have four negative tests. Gallagher leaving the bubble would rule him out of Game 6.
There are questions as well, to whether the Canadiens forward will be healthy enough to take part regardless of whether he leaves the bubble. LeBrun also reports that Gallagher would not have to leave the bubble.
My understanding is Gallagher would not have to leave the bubble https://t.co/eo3tx1CJVS— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) August 20, 2020
It was reported on Wednesday night that NHL Player Safety is looking at the cross check from Matt Niskanen late in Game 5. No news on that has been released.
That video has been sent to the league to support the Canadiens view that there should be supplemental discipline on the play, according to Kirk Muller.
#Habs Muller says the team has sent this video (shot by their social media cameraman) to the league as an alternate angle of the Niskanen crosscheck on Gallagher to support their belief that supplemental discipline is warranted against the #Flyers defenceman. https://t.co/sH6dznVgvD— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) August 20, 2020
NHL Player Safety has confirmed that Niskanen will have a hearing for the play.
Philadelphia’s Matt Niskanen will have a hearing today for Cross-checking Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) August 20, 2020