Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien said in a post-game media Zoom conference call that forward Josh Anderson left Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames with flu-like symptoms.
Julien added that the medical staff chose to send Anderson home as a precautionary move to prevent an illness from potentially spreading. He tested negative for COVID-19 and will be tested again on Sunday.
L'attaquant Josh Anderson ne reviendra pas au jeu ce soir.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 31, 2021
Forward Josh Anderson will not return tonight.
#Habs Julien said Anderson was suffering from flu-like symptoms so medical staff chose to send him home. His removal was precautionary to prevent an illness from potentially spreading. He tested negative for COVID-19 and will be tested again Sunday.— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) January 31, 2021
The 26-year-old has four goals and one assists in seven games this season, his first with the Montreal Canadiens after being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Max Domi.