May 9, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT
The Montreal Canadiens were bounced from the 2013 playoffs on Thursday, so that means that their injury report might feature something new: transparency. The first bit of evidence is that Max Pacioretty‘s “upper-body” issue is actually a separated shoulder.
Pacioretty was a scratch in Game 2 and played through the remaining three contests in the Habs’ first-round series with the ailment, the Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs reports.
Logically enough, the 24-year-old suffered the injury in Game 1. He was unable to score a single point in his four appearances in this series, but he told TSN’s John Bartlett that he won’t use the injury as an excuse.
In just three NHL seasons, Pacioretty’s seen a lot of ups and downs, but it’s clear that he’s willing to play through pain.
- What does Jack Eichel mean to the Buffalo Sabres? 19
- It’s Buffalo Sabres Day at PHT 30
- Bernier, Leafs agree on two-year, $8.3 million deal 26
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? 62
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal 71
- Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M 28
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs 45
- Report: Bernier and Leafs more than $2 million apart ahead of Friday’s arbitration hearing 12
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 41
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 24
- Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal (71)
- How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos? (62)
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening (54)
- Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs (45)
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting (44)