Partway through the second period, the Montreal Canadiens announced that Josh Anderson was done for the night:
L'attaquant Josh Anderson ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 31, 2021
Forward Josh Anderson will not return tonight.
Notably, no reason was given for the absence. Hopefully we will have some news on the situation at the conclusion of the game.
UPDATE: According to Claude Julien, Anderson was experiencing “flu-like symptoms,” but has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Josh Anderson had flu-like symptoms according to Claude Julien, but has tested negative for COVID-19— Jared Book (@jaredbook) January 31, 2021
UPDATE: It appears it is neither the coronavirus nor the flu.