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Canadiens’ Drouin goes to hospital after puck hits him up high

[UPDATE: Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme said on Wednesday that Drouin did not suffer a concussion and will be re-evaluated on Thursday. He added the forward is doing well.]

The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Jonathan Drouin went to hospital for further evaluation after taking a puck up high in Tuesday’s game against the Red Wings. Naturally, Drouin won’t return to Tuesday’s Red Wings - Canadiens game.

As you can see from this video, Drouin was struck by a teammate’s shot. After falling to the ice, he quickly left for the locker room.

Beyond going to hospital, Drouin’s status is not yet clear.

Through 11 games this season, Drouin generated two goals and five assists for seven points. Drouin explained that anxiety and insomnia prompted a leave of absence from the Canadiens last season.

After the game, there seemed to be good news. Drouin may already have left the hospital.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.