Bourque out indefinitely with a concussion


Rene Bourque in action last month in Ottawa.
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Canadiens forward Rene Bourque is out of action indefinitely, having been diagnosed with a concussion.

Habs head coach Michel Therrien told reporters at the team’s practice in Mississauga., Ont., Tuesday at noon-hour that Bourque doesn’t know how he sustained the concussion. He’s missed the past two games with what was advertised as flu-like symptoms. That obviously has changed.

Canadiens medical personnel have done tests during Bourque’s absence and have diagnosed the concussion.

“Sometimes you get these things and it doesn’t show up for a week or two,” Therrien said. “It’s a tough break because he’s been playing very well for us.”

Bourque has five goals and five assists in 17 games, playing on a productive line with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta.

There will be no lineup changes for the Habs vs the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night in Toronto. Carey Price will start in goal.

The Canadiens held a 45-minute workout at suburban Mastercard Centre, having chartered to Toronto Monday night following their 2-1 shootout loss to the Senators in Kanata.


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