Canadiens place Drouin on IR, call up Hudon
The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Jonathan Drouin has been placed on injured reserve and Charles Hudon has been recalled from the AHL's Laval Rocket.
Drouin sustained an upper-body injury in Friday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals. He took a big hit from Alexander Ovechkin in the second period. Drouin initially left the game but later returned for the third. Head coach Claude Julien says today that Drouin's injury was sustained after he returned to the game and it was not related to Ovechkin's hit but was serious enough that he will miss at least one week.
In 19 games this season, Drouin has seven goals and 15 points.
Hudon play in tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils. In 17 games with the Rocket this season, Hudon has nine goals and 11 points.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi also draws back into the lineup after missing seven games with a groin injury. Paul Byron is out with an injury and Keith Kinkaid gets the start in net against his former team.