CH: Paul Byron among the injured, Arber Xhekaj recalled

CH: Paul Byron injured, Arber Xhekaj recalled


The Montreal Canadiens placed forward Paul Byron on the long-term injured list on Monday. 

This is not obviously no surprise, considering the 33-year-old veteran was unable to take part in training camp due to a left hip injury.

Byron had d was operated on this one in July 2021. 

The persistent pain however limited him to 27 games last season.

The CH will therefore save the 3, $4 million attached to the Ontarian's contract on his payroll as long as his name is on the crippled list. 

This is the final year of the initialed four-year deal by Byron in September 2018.

This situation also allowed the Canadiens to recall defender Arber Xhekaj. 

The day before, he had been traded to the Laval Rocket, in the American League, for administrative reasons.

Never drafted é, the 21-year-old fullback did very well during the camp and the preparatory games for Sainte-Flanelle. 

This earned him the opportunity to start the 2022-2023 campaign in the National League, at the beginning of his career in professional hockey.