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Paul Byron out five months after hip surgery

The forward underwent surgery on Friday.

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The band of injured brothers continues to add members for the Montreal Canadiens. After Carey Price, Shea Weber and others have all come out with different injuries the Canadiens announced the news that Paul Byron had been injured as well.

The speedy forward had hip surgery earlier on Friday, and while the surgery was successful the recovery period is expected to be five months. This means that Byron is expected to return sometime around the new year.

The operation was performed in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) by Dr. Bryan Kelly.

Byron had five goals and 11 assists in 46 NHL games last season, plus three goals and three assists in 22 playoff games.

Paul Byron left a message on his instagram this week where he thanked the club, players and the fans for their support, the news today puts that message in another light as does some of the moves that Marc Bergevin has made this offseason as the Montreal GM has loaded up on wingers.