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Pacioretty (upper-body) out until at least next week

Max Pacioretty

Max Pacioretty


From the Habs’ official Twitter account:

Pacioretty was hurt Sunday in Florida when he fell backwards into the boards after being hit by the Panthers’ Dmitry Kulikov:

Pacioretty leads the Habs with 37 goals. If he’s not ready for the playoffs, it’ll be a huge blow to Montreal’s chances. The Canadiens’ offense ranks 22nd out of 30 teams.

Pacioretty’s condition will be re-evaluated next week -- the same week the playoffs start.