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Habs’ Desharnais sits out Tuesday with flu

Jan 14, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

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Montreal Canadiens forward David Desharnais will sit out Tuesday’s contest against the New Jersey Devils with the flu.

Desharnais, 27, has 21 points in 44 games during an up-and-down 2013-14 season for Montreal. The Canadiens are dressing seven defensemen because of his absence, as Francis Bouillon has been called into action.

Desharnais is far from the only NHL player afflicted with such illnesses, as the Toronto Maple Leafs (David Clarkson was able to play with it tonight, but Colton Orr was not) and other teams are dealing with this tough time of the year.

On the bright side, this does open the door for some snarky and industrious injury report fodder; it would be refreshing to see someone listed as “day-to-day with an upper respiratory system infection.”

  1. bsfan77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Awwes, poor Habs! Surprised thag guy that thinks he knows everything, montrealbbr, hasnt commented yet. Chump

    • montrealbbr - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I believe the bruins were all sick at one time this year and they were using that as an excuse because they were losing games. The flu is no joke and it hits every team at least once a season.

      You should worry about your teams penalty killing since they seem to have forgotten how to do that.

  2. justinhbhb - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Hahaha typical Bruins fan. Little to no class.

  3. justinhbhb - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    I am starting to have doubts about Bergevin. Desharnais, White and Galchenyuk are out and no one from Hamilton has been called up? How about the defensemen prospects like Pateryn or Tinordi to get some time in the NHL instead of slow Murray??

    How about dumping Bourque who has 7 points and supposed to be a top six guy?

    Hope changes are coming…

  4. bsfan77 - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    I feel bad for Subban. Such a quality player on a team full of no-shows. I think you are worse than Toronto this year. Good thing your beer has more alcohol in it because that is about all Montreal has going for it! Your season will be over in early April as usual!

    • bsaures - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      Then we can still beat you cuz ur bruins just lost to the leafs

      • montrealbbr - Jan 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

        The Leafs team you think is so bad just whipped the Bs in their own house. And I cant remember the last time the Habs lost to the bruins.

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