Edmundson will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks with an undisclosed injury, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Given the expected length of Edmundson's absence, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 28-year-old blueliner start the season on injured reserve. Once healthy, Edmundson, who picked up 13 points and 98 hits in 55 games last campaign, should slot into a top-four role for the Canadiens.

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