UPDATE: Anderson has been cleared by doctors at a local hospital:
Josh Anderson and Paul Byron (upper-body) were transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons, but are back with the team.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 24, 2022
There is no timeline on their return to the lineup.
Already down one winger when Paul Byron was knocked out of action in the first period, the second frame claimed Josh Anderson after an awkward shot block caught him in the face. He also won’t be able to re-enter the contest.
Josh Anderson ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 24, 2022
Josh Anderson won't return to the game tonight.
Fortunately, much of the force seemed to have been taken by his visor, and after initially being quite concerned for his own health was able to skate off the ice under his own power. We will have to wait to learn the extent of the injury, and whether Anderson is able to play on Saturday.