Canadiens could be minus veteran forward Mike Hoffman for a month


Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman will miss up to four weeks with a lower-body injury sustained during the off-season, head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed Saturday.

Montreal signed the 31-year-old free-agent forward to a three-year, $13.5 million US contract in July.

Hoffman tallied 17 goals and 36 points in 52 games last season with the St.  Louis Blues, snapping a streak of six straight 20-goal campaigns.

He has posted 395 points (189 goals, 206 assists) in 545 NHL regular-season contests with the Ottawa Senators (2011-18), Florida Panthers (2018-20) and Blues.

The Canadiens open their pre-season slate Saturday night against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Hoffman’s timeline means he will likely miss Montreal’s regular-season opener, also at Toronto, on Oct. 13.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

As Rangers’ depth is tested, Barron keeps doing right things
Horvat, Garland score in 3rd period as Canucks spoil expansion Kraken home debut
NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, plus early takeaways for every team
3 Takeaways From Canadiens’ First Game in Seattle Since 1919 Cup Final
Lightning Daily Download – Recap, Stats, Injuries & News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *