Gallagher (thumb) expected to return for the start of the playoffs, per coach Dominique Ducharme, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. This news rules Gallagher out for Montreal's final two regular-season contests, but he's on track to hit the optimistic end of his return timetable and get back to action by mid-May. Gallagher will finish the regular season with 14 goals and nine assists in 35 games.
Gallagher (thumb) is no longer wearing a cast and has resumed skating. Gallagher still isn't expected to be ready to return until mid-May at the earliest, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see he's already been able to resume on-ice activities after fracturing his thumb April 5. If the Canadiens are able to hold onto a playoff spot, Gallagher could be ready to return at some point during the team's first-round series.
Coach Dominique Ducharme said Saturday that Gallagher won't need surgery to repair his fractured thumb, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Gallagher still isn't expected to return until mid-May, which means he'll likely remain on long-term injured reserve for the rest of the regular season. The Canadiens are still on track to make the playoffs without Gallagher, but his addition at the beginning of the postseason will be a major boost. After all, the 28-year-old posted 14 goals through 35 games before this injury.
Gallagher (thumb) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday. He's expected to miss at least six weeks with his fractured thumb. Gallagher will miss the remainder of the regular season and likely some postseason action if the Canadiens are able to hold onto a playoff spot down the stretch. The 28-year-old winger's move to LTIR will open up some cap space for the Canadiens to potentially add a winger ahead of Monday's trade deadline. Gallagher will finish the regular season having totaled 14 goals and 23 points in 35 games.
Gallagher fractured his thumb Monday and is expected to miss multiple weeks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports. Gallagher took a shot off his hand and immediately left Monday's game in the first period. A clearer picture of his timeline could be available in the coming days, but he's expected to miss several weeks with the injury.
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