Tatar (upper body) has 22 goals, 39 assists and 14 power-play points over 68 games in 2019-20. Tatar, who missed three games due to the injury, was expected to miss significant time going forward before the NHL paused the season due to the coronovirus pandemic. At the time play stopped, Tatar was the team leader in all the major scoring categories, and his 61 points surpassed his previous season high set in 2018-19 over 80 games. As Montreal was hit with injuries to its forwards, Tatar stepped up his offense. He has one year remaining on his contact and will return as an essential, top-line forward in 2020-21.
The Canadiens announced Tuesday that Tatar will be out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Tatar returned to Montreal for further evaluation ahead of Tuesday's game against Nashville. The veteran suffered the injury in last Tuesday's game against the Islanders and currently has no timetable for a return. The 29-year-old's absence will be a huge blow to the lineup, especially considering he's led the team in points this season with 61. As long as Tatar is out, look for Paul Byron to assume a top-line spot and receive a boost in power-play time.
Tatar (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Predators, NHL.com's Sean Farrell reports. Tatar returned to Montreal to undergo further evaluation Thursday, and the Canadiens haven't released an update on his status since then. For now, the 29-year-old winger can be considered out indefinitely.
Tatar (upper body) will travel back to Montreal to be further evaluated by the team's medical staff, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports. Tatar was already set to miss Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay and now will be sidelined against the Panthers on Saturday as well. Prior to getting hurt, the Slovak racked up eight points in his previous seven outings. With Tatar on the shelf, Artturi Lehkonen figures to jump up to a first-line role.
Tatar (upper body) won't play Thursday against Tampa Bay, Jean-Francois Chaumont of Le Journal de Montreal reports. With Tatar unavailable due to an upper-body injury, the recently recalled Lukas Vejdemo appears poised to draw into the lineup against the Lightning. Tatar, who's racked up an impressive 22 goals and 61 points in 68 games this campaign, will be reevaluated ahead of Saturday's matchup with Florida.
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