Brendan Gallagher missed 17 games last season after breaking two fingers on a shot by Johnny Boychuk.
In Wednesday’s game, he was tagged by friendly fire on the same hand. Even worse – it was a shot from Shea Weber.
No one knows if Gallagher still has a hand that contains fully formed bones.
Gallagher left the game shortly after returning to the bench, and the Montreal Canadiens announced he would not return. The team went on to beat the Dallas Stars in overtime.
We’ll update this post as soon as news starts trickling out from the media scrums.
Per Amanda Stein of TSN, Gallagher will not travel to Toronto for Saturday’s game against the Leafs. He will go back to Montreal to visit with team doctors.
That’s not a great sign for the already broken and battered Habs.