Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed Saturday that defenceman Sami Niku suffered a concussion in Friday's preseason game against the Ottawa Senators and will be out indefinitely.
Dominique Ducharme indique que Sami Niku a subi une commotion cérébrale vendredi soir et sera tenu à l'écart du jeu un certain temps.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 2, 2021
Dominique Ducharme confirms that Sami Niku suffered a concussion in Friday night's game, which will keep him out for a period of time.
Niku, 24, was hit from behind by Senators forward Josh Norris in the first period of Friday's 7-2 loss. He left the ice and didn't return to the game. Norris was not penalized on the play.
A seventh-round pick (198th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets at the 2015 NHL Draft, Niku signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Habs on Sept. 14 after being bought out by the Jets.
The Haapavesi, Finland native has two goals and 10 points in 54 career NHL games.