Petry (lower body) underwent sports hernia surgery on Wednesday and will be out at least 12 weeks, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports. Montreal originally stated that Petry was out for the regular season, but not necessarily the postseason, yet with a 12-week recovery time, only the deepest of playoff runs would allow the defenseman to return this season and even then he would have a lot of rust to shake off. The 28-year-old was on pace to set career highs and should offer solid fantasy value in the 2016-17 campaign.
Petry (lower body) will miss the rest of the Canadiens' regular season after under going sports hernia surgery, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. Petry's ailment is another blow to the injury depleted Canadiens who also lost fellow defenseman Tom Gilbert (knee) for the year. The 28-year-old has missed the last seven contests and was in the midst of a scoring slump as he's netted a lone goal in his last 20 games. Montreal was clear that the blueliner was out for the balance of the regular season, so if they can make the playoffs there is a chance Petry could return to the lineup.
Petry (lower body) will not travel with the team for Wednesday's tilt against the Capitals. Petry has been held out since Feb. 7, but he's recently returned to practice so he could be nearing a return. The defenseman, who sits just two goals shy of matching a career-high, will next have the chance to slot back into the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs. Mark Barberio figures to continue filling in on the blueline in his stead.
Coach Michel Therrien said Monday that Petry (lower body) remains day-to-day, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports. Petry was spotted at Sunday's practice but there's no timetable for his return to game action. In fact, Petry still remains on the injured reserve and was joined by fellow defenseman Tom Gilbert (knee) on Monday who'll now miss the rest of the season. Despite the Canadiens desperately needing ample bodies on defense, it doesn't appear as if the organization will rush Petry back to the ice.
Petry (lower body) participated in Sunday's practice but didn't look ready to return to the lineup, the Montreal Gazette reports. If this report is any indication, then don't expect Petry to be activated for Monday night's home game against Nashville.
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