The Montreal Canadiens have placed forward Brendan Gallagher on long-term injured reserve with a fractured thumb.
The team says Gallagher is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Gallagher suffered the injury after he was hit by teammate Alexander Romanov’s slapshot in a 3-2 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.
Gallagher, an Edmonton native, has played his entire 582-game NHL career with Montreal.
The Habs picked Gallagher in the fifth round (147th overall) of the 2010 NHL draft.
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