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Max Pacioretty played with separated shoulder

May 9, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

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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.

  1. dropthepuckeh - May 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Plenty of time to mend your shoulder and go to the movies. Fraud.

  2. rushledger - May 10, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    Separated shoulders are serious business, if his labrum is torn like RNH and Taylor Hall, he’s gonna need surgery. Prust is likely in the same situation.

  3. graymalkin26 - May 10, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    dropthepuckeh plenty of time for u to blow someone.

    • dropthepuckeh - May 10, 2013 at 7:25 AM

      Not really, big game 5 tonight but I appreciate you sharing your time management skill. Have fun with that.

  4. scalfor3 - May 10, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    B’s fan here. Max Pax is one of the few guys I actually like and respect on the Habs. Kid’s tough, not overly whiny (unlike the fans, he had the common sense to realize the Chara play was unfortunate but not intentional) and plays the game the right way. Get well soon, Max.

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