Kirby Dach of the Montreal Canadiens injured in the upper body tonight against the Flyers

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that Kirby Dach has an upper body injury and will not dress tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Dach played last night against the Buffalo Sabers, collecting three shots, a hit and a block in 22:29 of ice time. Dach held a 16.7% faceoff percentage. This season, the Fort Saskatchewan product has a career-high 14 goals and 24 assists for 38 points in 58 games. The 22-year-old recently returned after missing 16 games with a lower-body injury he suffered against his former team the Chicago Blackhawks in February, pausing his best season in the league. NHL to date.

He was acquired from the Canadiens by the Blackhawks in the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. The host team caused a stir by sending a first-round pick (#13) and a third-round pick (#66) to the Blackhawks for the former 2019 third-overall selection. Dach signed an extension of four years worth $13,450,000 with the Canadiens last fall; the contract has a cap of $3,362,500 and runs through 2025-26.

Additionally, the Canadiens announced that forward Chris Tierney will be dressed tonight in Dach’s absence. Tierney was first eliminated healthy as Canadiens rookie Sean Farrell prepares to make his National Hockey League debut tonight against the Flyers after a crushing end to a great season at Harvard. Tierney has six points in 16 games this season with the Canadiens since being picked up on waivers by the Florida Panthers last month. He scored three points in 13 games at Florida, while scoring 16 points in 20 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

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