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Canadiens’ Subban Released from Hospital

Defenseman Suffered Non-Serious Injury in Game last Night

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MONTREAL-A season that started with so much promise for the Montreal Canadiens has turned into a disappointment. After starting the season a franchise-best 9-0-0, the Canadiens currently find themselves six points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They’ve been without their best player, goalie Carey Price, since November and last night, the team had a scary moment when another of their top players, defenseman P.K. Subban, had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. This morning, though, the team had good news.

Subban was released from the hospital late Thursday night after sustaining a “non-serious” neck injury in last night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, the team announced this morning.

The 26-year-old blueliner was injured with 2:26 left in Montreal’s 3-2 win over Buffalo when he was accidentally hit by teammate Alexei Emelin.

Subban and Sabres forward Marcus Foligno were battling for a puck along the boards when Subban fell to his knees. Emelin arrived to provide support and his backside collided with Subban’s head, jerking it hard to the right. He was on the ice for several minutes before medical personnel took him off on a stretcher.

Subban had movement in all his extremities when he was taken off the ice, which gave an indication that things were probably not as serious as they seemed. As of now, there has been no word from the team if Subban will play in the Canadiens’ game tomorrow versus the Minnesota Wild.

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