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Canadiens D Xhekaj (upper-body) leaves Thursday vs. Golden Knights


Montreal Canadiens defenceman Arber Xhekaj has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Vegas Golden Knight's due to an upper-body injury, the team announced.

Xhekaj left the game after taking a hit from Golden Knight's forward Ivan Barbashev in the second period. He was seen favouring his left shoulder and wincing on the bench.

The 22-year-old has recorded one goal and two assists in 16 games this season. 

In 67 career NHL games, the Hamilton, Ont. native has registered six goals and 10 assists.