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Breaking: Habs lose one of their top forwards “indefinitely.”

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It sounds like the Montreal Canadiens got some bad news on Monday.

It was clear that forward Alex Galchenyuk had been injured on Sunday night during the match up between the Habs and the Los Angeles Kings, but it was unclear just how severe that injury would be. On Monday the Canadiens released the following statement:

Alex Galchenyuk suffered a lower body injury on December 4 in Los Angeles.

He went for medical testing in St. Louis earlier Monday, and will be out indefinitely.

He will be further evaluated by team doctors in Montreal on Wednesday.

An update will be released later this week.

The vagueness both in terms of the nature of the injury as well as the time frame for his recovery seem to indicate that this is going to be a long-term absence for Galchenyuk. It's a big loss for the Habs as Galchenyuk has been on fire with 9 goals and 14 assists in just 25 games this season.