Gallagher takes Weber shot to hand, leaves game (Video)

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.

UPDATE:

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.

Kesler ejected for boarding in USA, Canada exhibition (Video)

The hate between the United States and Canada runs deep, even in meaningless exhibition games during the warmup to the World Cup of Hockey.

Ryan Kesler proudly wears the red, white and blue for Team USA. He shows that these colors do not run … but they do get ejected.

In the second period of the first World Cup exhibition game for both squads, Team Canada defenseman Shea Weber goes back to retrieve the puck along the end boards. He doesn’t appear to touch the puck before Kesler comes barreling in and flattens the much larger (and angrier) Weber against the boards.

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