The Montreal Canadiens have just announced that forward Jonathan Drouin will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team for personal reasons.
Drouin has not played since April 21st against the Edmonton Oilers. During warm-ups of the next game, he was seen speaking with team trainers and did not return to take part in the contest. He has since missed Montreal's last three games as he has dealt with a "non-COVID illness."
Little was sais about his condition until Wednesday when the Habs made this announcement. They ask everyone to respect his privacy as Drouin has now been placed on long-term injured reserve by the club.
In 44 games this season, Drouin has scored two goals and added 21 assists. He was recently asked by a reporter how he felt about his lack of goals this year, and answered with frustration that there was another important column to his stat sheet, pointing out his 21 assists.
We wish Jonathan all the best.