Scratch Rene Bourque as the left winger on the Canadiens second line … at least for a while.
Bourque suffered an abdominal injury during off-season training.
He underwent surgery on Wednesday and is out for up to three months.
And it could be longer before we see the player who had back-to-back 27-goal seasons in Calgary, because abdominal injuries are tough.
Ask Ryan White.
So who skates on LW with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta?
Or HIO’s pick for training camp sleeper: Michaël Bournival.
The team announcement:
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin issued a medical update today concerning the status of forward Rene Bourque.
Bourque successfully underwent surgery to repair an abdominal wall tear and will be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks. The surgery was performed earlier today in Montreal.
Rene Bourque suffered the injury during his off-season training in preparation for the 2012-13 season.