BROSSARD, Que. — Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Poehling is believed to have been hurt after taking a hit from the Florida Panthers' Dryden Hunt on Wednesday during a pre-season game in Bathurst, N.B.

"The symptoms weren't there until the next morning. That happens with concussions," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. "As soon as we saw those, we took adequate measures to deal with it."

A Canadiens first-round pick (25th overall) in 2017, the 20-year-old Poehling had a hat trick in his NHL debut in last year's season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Canadiens also announced forward Michael McCarron will be out for approximately six weeks because of a groin injury.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.