Josh Anderson will not be returning to the game tonight (upper body).
Josh Anderson will not be coming back tonight (upper body).
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) December 3, 2021
Anderson appeared to have suffered an injury after being dumped by Kurtis MacDermid from behind in the first period.
The 27-year-old played 7:20 of action before leaving. Avs won the match 4-1.
After the game, head coach Dominique Ducharme told reporters Anderson is expected to miss two to four weeks. Cheeky Laurent Dauphin was recalled from the Laval Rocket in the AHL.
Anderson has seven goals and six assists in 24 games since the start of the season, his second with the Habs since joining in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Meanwhile, Ducharme confirmed to reporters that the two Brendan Gallagher and defender Sami Niku are positive for COVID-19 and will be absent for at least 10 days.
– John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) December 3, 2021
The Canadiens will be back in action on Saturday in Nashville against the Predators.