Canadiens defenceman Matheson expected to miss 8 weeks with abdominal muscle strain

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(*8*) Canadiens defenceman Mike Matheson is expected to miss eight weeks due to an abdominal muscle strain, in accordance to the staff.

The announcement got here following the outcomes of an MRI Matheson underwent on Wednesday.

The staff had introduced earlier Thursday earlier than apply that he had been positioned on injured reserve.

Matheson, 28, missed the staff’s season opener on Wednesday in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs and final performed in Montreal’s Oct. 3 pre-season tilt in opposition to the Leafs.

It is Matheson’s first season with the staff following a July 16 commerce that noticed him despatched over from the Pittsburgh Penguins in change for Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling.

(*8*) recalled Corey Schueneman from the AHL’s Laval Rocket with Matheson sidelined. The staff can be taking up the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

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