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Habs' Cammalerri, Spacek injured in win over Jets

Posted on: October 9, 2011 8:54 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 8:56 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

It wasn't all good for the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night in Winnipeg.

They played the ultimate party poopers and tried their best to wreck the atmosphere in the Hangar (as they are starting to call the MTS Centre). It was a sounds 5-1 win for their first two points of the season. However it cost them a couple players, perhaps for some time.

Mike Cammalleri, who will go down as the first player to score an NHL goal in the MTS Centre, left the game soon after. It was a scary situation as he returned to the bench and immediately was looking to get off the ice, clearly in same pain. Since there is no exit from the bench but instead in the corners, he had to have play stopped before he could leave. Eventually he was helped off the ice in a hurry, favoring his leg.

As you can see, he was slashed by the skate of teammate Yannick Weber. TSN says the cut is likely going to sideline Cammalleri for up to two weeks.

Also in the first period, the Canadiens lost Jaroslav Spacek for the remainder of the game with what was described as an upper-body injury. If he's out for any time at all, it's going to hurt the Habs. They are already thin on defense with Chris Campoli's injury and Andrei Markov still not back as he recovers from a knee injury that cost him the end of last season. They just can't really afford for much more to go wrong with the defense at this point.

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