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Robert Lang’s Season Ends

Robert LangAfter suffering a severed Achilles tendon during Sunday’s game and undergoing surgery to repair on Sunday night the Canadiens have confirmed that Robert Lang will miss the rest of the season. As we all know, Lang has been something of a superstar for us this season after being picked up from Chicago over the summer and his skill and presence (and that bright smile every time he nets one) are going to be missed on the ice.

A deeper question here is, given that Lang is 38, will this turn into something of a forced retirement or are we likely to see him again next season? Or, knock on wood, for the playoffs?

All the best to Lang with wishes for the speediest recovery possible, whether he returns or not!

Carey Price Close to Returning

Carey PriceCarey Price told the media during practice today in Brossard that he is nearing 100% and expects to play at least one of the games next week; he spent about 45 minutes on the ice today.┬áPrice did confirm that he won’t be traveling to Ottawa with the team for Saturday’s game so we know that Halak will get the start there.

While I think this is a good time to point out that, despite his shaky start, Halak performed quite admirably at times during this stint as starter, I can’t wait to see number 31 between the pipes next week!

Luongo Skates; Back Soon?

roberto-luongo-150For the first time since hitting the inured list Canucks’ star goaltender Roberto Luongo participated in a full practice on Monday. And the best part? He declared himself to be 100%, giving us all hope that he’ll return Thursday against Phoenix.

More on Luongo as information becomes available!

Koivu Injures Leg

Saku Koivu - 150At first sight it looked like a harmless faceoff tangle-up but Saku Koivu walked away from just such a situation with the Lightning’s Radek Smolenak in last night’s 3-1 loss with a damaged right foot. He left the game in the second and didn’t return in the third.

Captain Koivu will undergo testing today to determine the extent of the injury. The scratch comes at a bad time with Komisarek, Dandenault and Higgins already out.

Dandenault Breaks Arm, Out Indefinitely

Mathieu DandenaultMathieu Dandenault is out of the lineup indefinitely after leaving the game against the Flames last night 14:58 into the second period with his left arm dangling by his side after a crushing hit into the boards by Dustin Boyd. The arm is definitely broken but a more thorough report should come out of the Habs’ camp later today.

Chris Higgins also left the game with an injury, seemingly his wrist, following a hit. He’ll receive MRI testing today to check for bone damage.

Mike Komisarek Out For 3 Weeks

After suffering a lower body injury after a hit suffered against the Boston Bruins this past Thursday, the Canadiens are reporting that everyone’s favorite Habs’ defenseman will be out of the lineup for a minimum of three weeks. This lapse will cover the remainder of the season and perhaps even the first matches of the playoffs.

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