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Montreal’s Prust out two weeks with separated shoulder

Mar 10, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

Brandon Prust, Justin Peters AP

Brandon Prust has been a surprisingly key player for Montreal this season, but now the Habs will have to find out what they can do without him for a short time.

The team announced Prust has a first-degree shoulder separation and will miss 10-14 days to recover from it. He suffered the injury last night in Montreal’s comeback victory over Tampa Bay. Rugged forward Ryan White will reenter the lineup to take his place.

Prust has been a boon for Montreal contributing toughness (81 penalty minutes) and penalty killing while also adding some offense with four goals and five assists. His work on a line with Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher has helped both of those rookies get off to flying starts.

Courtesy of Kukla’s Korner, here’s video of how he was injured.

  1. georgejarkko - Mar 10, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    tbh, at first I was thinking he was just trying to draw a penalty.

    • bbblackwell - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Not very bright are you ?

  2. rushledger - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Separated shoulder epidemic? Not getting the attention it deserves compared to concussions but the injury is very serious and there have been plenty of these around the league.

  3. dolphincult - Mar 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    on a touchup icing? I cant seriously believe they still have crap touchup icing in the world’s best league

  4. 950003cups - Mar 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Damn! That can’t be a good thing.

  5. christos99 - Mar 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    From a Ranger fan Prusty, get well soon. In Prust We Trust!

  6. mattybo - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Miss this guy in NY, he certainly added grit and never gave up on a play.

  7. banger60 - Mar 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Sorry yo hear that, still wish he was a Ranger.

  8. rwbart1 - Mar 11, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Montreal’s MVP thus far! Get well soon Prust!

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