For a player who was supposedly healthy a week ago, Mike Matheson saw his condition deteriorate awfully fast.
In the evening, a few hours after placing his name on the injured list, the Canadian announced that the 28-year-old defender would have to sit out for eight weeks due to a sprained abdominal muscle.
Acquired in July, in exchange for Jeff Petry and Ryan Poehling, the Montrealer has not stepped on the ice since the October 3 game against the Maple Leafs.
Initially, he was supposed to put on his uniform on October 6, in Gander, but at the last minute, Justin Barron took his place in the roster. After the meeting, Martin St-Louis assured that Matheson was in good health.
However, Matheson, unlike Joel Edmundson, who skates alone on occasion after his teammates, has not put on his skates since.
Wednesday, during his press briefing, Kent Hughes revealed that Matheson was to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test and that the results would be known before the end of the week.
Schueneman recalled, Mailloux in London
To make up for his loss, the Canadian recalled Corey Schueneman. Traded to the Rocket earlier this week, he played 24 games last year in a Habs uniform, scoring six points, including two goals.
Since the Montrealers will be playing two games in as many nights, the 27-year-old full-back could see some action. St-Louis did not want to confirm anything in this regard, contenting himself with saying that this reminder served above all to ensure a certain depth to the team.
Still in terms of defenders, Logan Mailloux did not not accompanied the team to Detroit. His rehabilitation period ended, he was sent back to the London Knights, his junior team.
His serious shoulder injury suffered last spring will at least allow him to extend his stay with the Habs. For several days, he was able to train under the orders of St-Louis, in the company of NHL players.
Not bad for the development of a player. Not to mention that, along the way, he signed his first professional contract. A three-year deal that will earn him $925,000 the day he plays in the NHL.
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128