Habs lose Weaver (concussion) after Garbutt hit
Montreal defenseman Mike Weaver has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Michel Therrien confirmed on Monday.
Weaver, who’d appeared in 26 of the Habs’ 29 games this year, was injured early in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Dallas on this hit from Stars forward Ryan Garbutt:
Weaver left the game immediately and didn’t return. Garbutt wasn’t penalized on the play, but has been something of a controversial figure this season -- he was suspended two games earlier in the year for kneeing Edmonton’s Taylor Hall, and drew the ire of head coach Lindy Ruff for his oft-undisciplined style of play.
As for Weaver, he’ll presumably be out for Tuesday’s tilt against the Canucks, meaning that Bryan Allen -- who was scratched against the Stars on Saturday -- will likely draw back into the lineup.