In the first period of Game 3 on Monday night, Artturi Lehkonen left for the dressing room in the first period. The Montreal Canadiens have announced that he will not return.
Artturi Lehkonen ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) May 24, 2021
Artturi Lehkonen won't return to the game tonight.
Lehkonen’s head connected with Rasmus Sandin’s shoulder on a play at the Canadiens’ blue line, and that could be the contact that knocked him out of action.
This is a critical time of the series for Montreal, with Games 3 and 4 played on back-to-back nights. If Lehkonen is out with even a minor injury, it could be a significant loss of a hard-working player and penalty-killer for the Habs.