Canadiens vs. Senators: Brian Gionta, Max Pacioretty out for Game 2

USA TODAY Sports

The Montreal Canadiens will be without Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

The Montreal Canadiens will be without forwards Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty against the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Friday night, the team announced.

Both players have been diagnosed with upper-body injuries, which presumably were sustained sometime during Game 1 on Thursday night.

Gionta recorded 16:09 of ice time and played 6:25 in the third period (his highest total of the contest). Pacioretty played 19:59 and recorded 7:05 in the third period. Both players played the final shift of the contest and were on the ice when the final horn sounded.

When the injuries occurred remains to be seen.

In addition, the club will be without Lars Eller, who received a punishing blow from Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba. Eller was hospitalized overnight but returned home this morning.

Head coach Michel Therrien has yet to decide who will replace the players on Friday night. It is believed an announcement will be made closer to game time.

More in the NHL:

Complete Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage

Bet on these hot playoff teams

Our playoff predictions

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.