Drouin will take a leave of absence from Montreal for personal reasons and has been designated for long-term injured reserve Wednesday.

Drouin had missed the club's previous three games due to a non-COVID-19 illness and now will be away from the team for at least the remainder of the regular season and possibly into the playoffs, as well. It's unclear if this will impact Drouin's availability for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

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