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The defender Shea Weber could miss the next nine parts, to him who has already missed fourteen.
At a time when the Montreal canadiens would need the presence of all its pillars, it seems that he would have to pass his defender number one for some time yet.
In a press briefing Wednesday afternoon, Claude Julien has indicated that Shea Weber is a questionable case possibly until the break of the all-star game.
In other words, it is plausible to think that Weber will return at the earliest on 30 January, while the Canadian will visit to the Blues of St. Louis. It might, therefore, miss the next nine parts, to him who has already missed 14.
The all-star game will take place on January 28 in Tampa Bay and the Canadian team will play its last meeting before the break of three days, January 25, in Montreal, against the Hurricanes in Carolina.
Wounded in the left foot, Weber moves to the aid of a walking boot, said the head coach of the Canadian.
According to various information which have been circulating in recent weeks, Weber is injured during the first game of the season against the Buffalo Sabres after being hit by a shot.
This is only the 9th of November, against the Wild in Minnesota, he was absent for the first time of the season. Weber has participated in the four meetings following, but has missed six of the other, between 21 and 30 November. The veteran defender has returned to the necklace on December 2, against the Detroit Red Wings and uniform until the match in the open air on 16 December last, against the Ottawa Senators.
Moreover, Alex Galchenyuk has missed the training session on Wednesday because of a virus and Claude Julien could not say whether his young striker would be able to face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday at the Bell Centre. According to Julien, a virus runs into the locker room of the team, and some players have started to be ill after the game against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, including Galchenyuk.
Finally, the Canadian gave the defender Brett Lernout for the Rocket de Laval.
Montoya finally felt better
At least, the news is not all bad in the team as goalkeeper Al Montoya gets better and better. However, it has not yet received the green light from doctors to resume his place as assistant of Carey Price even though he has resumed skating with his teammates Monday.
“It has been really difficult,” admitted Montoya, who met with reporters for about five minutes after the training the Canadian.
“Injuries are part of the business, but when you have one like that, and it is difficult. I am very grateful to the medical staff in place here, who helped me through this ordeal and become myself again. It has been long, but I feel very well and I look forward to the next day. “
Montoya has been a victim of a concussion after being hit by a violent shooting of Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets, in the last moments of the third period of game 4 last November. It seems, however, that this incident was one among others who have created a snow ball effect.
“There have been things that have led up until that point and the vessel was eventually overflow, illustrated Montoya. I had to stop, and it was the best thing to do. The feeling of not being yourself is very uncomfortable. I’m here, I feel wonderful and I spent a very nice day. “
To listen Montoya, this was not always the case in recent weeks.
“The gestures of everyday life, such as get up, spend time with my family, go pick up my children, had become difficult, while in normal times, it is quite simple. I’m back to what I want to be. To play hockey and do his job, it must feel good. “