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Habs F Slafkovsky (LBI) to miss three months as injuries mount

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The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that Juraj Slafkovsky suffered a lower-body injury that does not require surgery and will be out for three months.

Slafkovsky, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, has four goals and 10 points in 33 games this season. 

Forward Jake Evans will also miss eight to 10 weeks with a lower-body injury. He has two goals and 11 points in 43 games. 

In other injury news, forwards Jonathan Drouin and Joel Armia will both be out until the All-Star break due to upper-body injuries.

Drouin, 27,  has 12 assists in 28 games this season, while Armia, 29, has three goals and seven points in 32 games.

Goaltender Jake Allen has an upper-body injury and will be out for a minimum of one week.