Desharnais will miss the next 6-8 week with a knee injury.
Desharnais left Tuesday’s game with a knee injury and the HAbs announced this evening that he will miss at least six weeks. This is a huge blow for the Canadiens, who will also be without centre Alex Galchenyuk for 6-8 weeks.
Desharnais (lower-body) will not play on Wednesday.
Desharnais suffered a foot injury in the Canadiens game in Arizona on Monday. With Desharnais out, Lars Eller is expected to move into the Habs’ top-6. Desharnais is listed day-to-day for now without a timeframe for his return.
Desharnais has registered a goal and two assists in his last two games, which were both Canadiens losses. He swapped places with Tomas Plekanec in practice on Thursday and is expected to skate in between Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise on Saturday.
Desharnais is not on the ice for the Habs morning skate due to flu-like symptoms.
Desharnais missed last Tuesday's contest with the flu and could be in danger of missing tonight's game in Pittsburgh. Desharnais has two goals and one assist in his last two games, so the Canadiens would love to have him in their lineup tonight. Monitor his status following the morning skate, he will likely be a game-time decision.
Desharnais will return to the Canadiens lineup after being a healthy scratch.
Desharnais was scratched on Tuesday after only posting one assist in his first 17 games. Desharnais had 10 goals and 28 points in 48 games last season, so the Habs are clearly looking for more offence out of the 27-year-old.