Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed that defenceman Ben Chiarot has suffered a fracture in his right hand and will be re-evaluated in the coming days.
Dominique Ducharme affirme que Ben Chiarot a subi une fracture à la main droite et sera réévalué par les médecins dans les prochains jours.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 12, 2021
Ducharme confirms that Chiarot has suffered a fracture in his right hand and will be re-evaluated in the coming days.#GoHabsGo
Chiarot returned to Montreal on Thursday for further evaluation.
He played just 5:41 over eight shifts before exiting the Canadiens' 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks after he injured his hand fighting Canucks forward JT Miller.
The 29-year-old has one goal and five points in 25 games this season while averaging 21:22 of ice time.
The Canadiens have four games remaining on their current road trip. Victor Mete slots back into the lineup Thursday night against the Calgary Flames in Chiarot's absence.