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Injury updates: Jordan Harris ruled out after hit to the the head, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard placed on IR

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UPDATE: The Canadiens say that Harvey-Pinard will be out four to six with his injury:

In the first intermission of the Montreal Canadiens’ game versus the St. Louis Blues, the team announced that Jordan Harris, injured in a hit by behind his net, would not return to the game.

At the same time, they revealed that Rafaël Harvey-Pinard had been placed on Injured Reserve following his early exit from the game on Saturday.

Harris had to be helped off the ice after he lost his balance behind the net and Sammy Blais decided to finish his check anyway, knocking Harris’s head into the boards. Harris stayed down on the ice and needed a great deal of assistance to get to the locker room. He was playing his first game since January 27, a healthy scratch for the Habs’ previous two matches.

Harvey-Pinard’s injury was less nefarious, a collision with teammate Joel Armia in the neutral zone. Harvey-Pinard had his leg fold awkwardly as his teammate fell on top of him, and limped off with what is clearly a significant injury.

The Canadiens had called up Joshua Roy to get the roster to 12 forwards, but they do carry an extra defenceman — Arber Xhekaj was scratched to allow Harris’s return on Sunday — so a recall from the AHL team isn’t necessary. to have a full lineup for the next game on Tuesday versus the Anaheim Ducks.

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