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Sources: MCL injury to keep Cammalleri out 6-8 weeks

Bob McKenzie

2/1/2010 4:35:04 PM

The news could be better, but then it could be a lot worse for the Montreal Canadiens.

Forward Mike Cammalleri's knee injury is not season-ending but sources say it's an MCL injury that is likely to keep him out of the lineup for six to eight weeks.

Given the NHL will be shut down for two weeks for the Olympics, Cammalleri won't miss as many games as he would in a non-Olympic year but it's a still a significant blow to the Canadiens' offence to have him out of the lineup for likely a minimum of 14 games and perhaps longer than that.

More to follow.