Montreal Canadiens’ forward Rafael Harvey-Pinard will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury, as confirmed by the team. Additionally, defenseman Jordan Harris is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, while defenseman Kaiden Guhle’s condition is still under assessment.
Harvey-Pinard’s injury occurred during a collision with teammate Joel Armia in Saturday’s game against the Dallas Stars. This marks his third absence this season due to injury. In contrast to his impressive rookie season stats of 14 goals and 20 points in 34 games, Harvey-Pinard has only managed one goal and seven points in 24 games this season, potentially impacted by his recurrent injury setbacks.
Speculation suggests Harvey-Pinard’s injury may be related to a concussion, which could complicate his recovery timeline. Given the Canadiens’ distant position from playoff contention, there is no rush to reintegrate him into the lineup.
Harris, absent since January 27th, is nearing a return, having established himself as a key defensive player for the Canadiens.
Guhle, although he completed the game against the Stars, is being monitored for a possible injury sustained during the match.