The Montreal Canadiens' blueline woes continue as Brent Sopel
will be out indefinitely with a broken left hand.
The recently-acquired defenceman was injured when he blocked a shot during Tuesday's victory over the Boston Bruins.
Sopel did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. On Friday he was in Washington with his former Chicago Blackhawks teammates of last season, as the Stanley Cup champions had their day at the White House with President Barack Obama.
The 34-year old Calgary native, who was acquired along with Nigel Dawes
on February 24th in exchange for Ben Maxwell
, has two goals and five assists in 64 games this season in time split between the Habs and Thrashers.
Sopel is the latest casualty on the Canadiens blue line as the team has already lost Andrei Markov
, Josh Gorges
and Jaroslav Spacek
for the remainder of the season.