Dandenault breaks arm, Higgins hurt in Habs win over Flames Staff

12/9/2008 11:44:35 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will be without the services Mathieu Dandenault indefinitely after the forward/defenceman suffered a broken left arm in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Dandenault left the game 14:58 into the second period with his arm dangling after he was hit into the corner from an odd angle by Flames forward Dustin Boy. The hit is what appeared to have caused the injury.

Forward Christopher Higgins also suffered an ''upper body'' injury in the contest. He will have an MRI on Wednesday to asses the extent of the injury.

Higgins left 15 minutes into the opening period with what looked like a shoulder injury after a hit into the boards.

Higgins, 25, has failed to collect a point since Montreal's win over the Red Wings on November 26, a five-game slump. The Smithtown, New York native has five goals and four assists with a plus- 4 rating in 20 games this season.

The 32-year-old Dandenault has two assists this season and has totaled 31 goals and 95 points over seven seasons with Detroit and Montreal.