The Canadian will have to do without Arber Xhekaj

The Canadian will have to do without Arber Xhekaj


Defender Arber Xhekaj's injury is more serious than expected after he missed morning practice with the Montreal Canadiens for Tuesday night's game against the Montreal Blackhawks. Chicago. 

The sturdy Ontarian did not return to Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers following a furious fight with Vincent Desharnais. 

On his way to the locker room, Xhekaj pointed to his shoulder, which CH later confirmed was indeed an upper body injury.

The full-back was therefore absent from the exercise and it is Chris Wideman who will take his place in the training, said TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie on Twitter.

Three in a row?

The Montreal Canadiens will try to win a third consecutive victory in the evening, at the Bell Centre. Martin St-Louis' team had triumphed in its last two games, last weekend, against the New York Islanders and the Oilers.

With 48 points, the CH is still in last place of the classification of the Atlantic section. The Ottawa Senators are ahead of them, 53 points.

For their part, the Blackhawks are having a miserable season and are only one point ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are the worst team in the National Hockey League.

Gotkeeper Jaxson Stauber is a breath of fresh air for the Hawks, having won his three starts since being recalled by the big club. Since it was Petr Mrazek who protected the net for the team on Saturday, in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago could send the undefeated American into the fray.

At the As the trade deadline approaches, the Hawks are sure to be sellers and there are rumors of a Patrick Kane move. The New York Rangers seemed interested in the dynamic forward, but instead opted for Russian Vladimir Tarasenko, acquired from the St. Louis Blues.