Gallagher underwent surgery on his left hand Monday and will miss a minimum of six weeks. Gallagher, who already has 19 points this campaign, broke two fingers after getting struck on his left hand Sunday night in a win over the Islanders, and barring a miraculous recovery, the hockey world probably won't see him back until 2016. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, Devante Smith-Pelly will take Gallagher's spot on the first line.
Gallagher will undergo surgery Monday to repair two broken fingers and is out indefinitely, the Montreal Gazette reports. Gallagher was struck in the left hand by a shot in Sunday night's win over the Islanders. His absence will prompt some line tweaks beginning Wednesday night when the Habs face the Rangers in New York.
Gallagher took a shot off the finger during Sunday's game against the Islanders and will not return, Renaud Lavoie of the Montreal Journal reports. Gallagher left after seeing 9:33 of ice time and recording one shot on goal. The winger has amassed 19 points on the season, and he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers in New York until the team says otherwise.
Gallagher scored in Montreal's 5-3 win over the Islanders on Friday to extend his hot streak. Gallagher now has nine points during his streak and 19 points in 21 games overall. The feisty winger finished with a minus-2 rating against the Islanders but was involved in other facets of the game, registering three hits. His surprisingly productive season so far makes him a must-start for fantasy owners. He is, however, on pace to shatter his career-high of 47 points.
Gallagher scored the Habs' lone goal in Saturday night's 6-1 loss to the Avalanche. Gallagher has picked up his production of late, having deposited three goals while helping on three others during a four-game point streak.
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