Not long into the game with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Phillip Danault exited for the locker room, and didn’t come back for the rest of the first period. The Montreal Canadiens have announced that he will not return to the game.
Phillip Danault ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) May 6, 2021
Phillip Danault will not return to the game tonight.
Danault had also left the bench for the room in the game in Ottawa on Wednesday, so this appears to be something that has been nagging the centreman. Now it appears to be something Danault can’t just suffer through.
Montreal had just reintroduced Tomas Tatar to the lineup for this game, and now there’s another member of the regular top line on the sidelines with Brendan Gallagher. The hope is that Danault will be healthy enough to play once the playoffs begin.