CKAC: MaxPac fractures rib; no recalls yet

Canadiens head athletic therapist Graham Rynbend tends to fallen Habs forward Max Pacioretty last night in Buffalo.
Doug Benz, Reuters

UPDATE: Martin McGuire of CKAC radio, who travels with the team and does its French-language play-by-play, reports this morning that Max Pacioretty suffered a fractured rib last night when struck by a slap shot off the stick of teammate James Wisniewski. That could put the forward out of action for a month, leaving him to avoid any contact for a few weeks though he’ll be able to keep skating to maintain his cardivascular fitness.

Also hurt Tuesday were Michael Cammalleri, who might have a separation of the left shoulder that could keep him out for a month, and Jeff Halpern, also believed to be dealing with a shoulder issue. Other players were bruised and limping, but Cammalleri and Pacioretty left Tuesday’s 2-1 overtime loss in Buffalo in the first period and Halpern saw almost no ice after he was hurt.

At 12:15 pm ET, Canadiens spokesman Dominick Saillant said the club
had no official update on any of their injured players, and that at that time no one had as yet been recalled from Hamilton.

• Andrei Markov apparently was spotted at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport this morning. Markov said last Friday that he’d be travelling this week to Birmingham, Ala., for a checkup with surgeon James Andrews, who did the Dec. 8 operation to reconstruct the Habs defenceman’s right knee.

Teammate Josh Gorges is on Andrews’s operating table today undergoing a similar ACL rebuild, so it makes sense that Markov will be there today, flying home tomorrow with his fellow rearguard.

The Canadiens return to the ice tomorrow in Brossard to prepare for back-to-backs Friday and Saturday in Ottawa and home vs. Anaheim.


  1. Everlasting1 says:

    You mean Alex Pietrangelo. He’s already there.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

     Don’t pollute the water.

  2. fbkj says:

    not patronizing just stating fact

    if you interpreted it as anything else then circle back too what you wrote about sensitivity

  3. Everlasting1 says:

    Your patronizing is misplaced.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  4. nunacanadien says:

    Thats getting even.  Montreal doesn’t have enough tough players to play the get even game.

  5. fbkj says:

    sure there is some sensitivity to that but the grow up argument also applies to those who cant let go

    and i understand you arent a montrealer so you dont quite grasp the importance of this team to us and our city

  6. Everlasting1 says:

    And not much sensitivity about comments on ex-Hab players here either lol Some just need to grow up.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  7. fbkj says:

    its not about sensitivity, anybody posting updates consistently about any other team would be met with the same reaction


  8. Everlasting1 says:

    Didn’t think it was worth responding to. It’s not true first of all, I comment on a lot of Habs related topics and give credit where it’s due IMO and don’t outright bash the Habs for no reason. But I will tone down the Blues talk only cos there are a lot of sensitive types. But it won’t matter much as I’ve always had this kind of opposition as a Habber.


      “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  9. Jordio-oh says:

    What you just said was 100% incorrect. i’m not even sure I waste my time reading and responding to the comments made by someone who doesn’t even cheer for the Habs.

    PK is entertaining, which is the whole purpose of watching hockey, to be entertained. He does alot more good than bad, and his untimely penalties and flamboyance will almost certainly taper off as he matures, but lucky for us (and not you because you have Barret Jackman and the Blues) his skills he shows now will only be finely tuned as time progresses.

  10. fbkj says:

    true and for that i apologize

    and if you are tonning down the trolling since you were told

    that doesn’t explain what you post, only why you look at these pages.

    don’t really get upset but you have to see why some do: you come on
    here and post blues updates in a way that someone would post habs

    if i were to go to some band’s website and post updates
    for another band everyday, i would be called a troll and rightfully so.
    you dont have to be a douche to be a troll. if you’re not a troll,
    you’re at least something like a spammer.

    if you’re interested in
    these stories, why is it you dont comment about them instead of mostly
    commenting on what tj oshie is doing?

    in short, your response here
    is BS, but you don’t seem to be a real dick. on the other hand, it
    seems you like it when people tell you to go to blues inside out or call
    you a blues fan, which makes you a little bit of a douchy troll for


    then its appreciated man

  11. Everlasting1 says:

    I never brought up Backes nor the Blues on this one, aaight?


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  12. fbkj says:

    dude seriously nobody here gives a sh[t about your blues


  13. Everlasting1 says:

    Like he had a choice! It’s called instigating. He got pummelled every time. Pretending to be something he’s not. There are countless Blues players who wouldn’t hesitate to drop them.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  14. MTLForever says:

    do everyone a bloody favour and get off this site and run over to a Blues one. youre no good here. 

  15. Mark C says:

    Subban has 3 fighting majors this year. Hey, that’s 1 more than Backes.

    Also, if those were minors how did he get 15 minutes worth?

  16. Everlasting1 says:

    Please. Roughing minors are not fights. It’s called sh!t disturbance. Backes drops’em, with no expense to the team. Get a clue.


    “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are.” – Anais Nin

    Don’t pollute the water.

  17. Hagar says:

    No scalpel for me. Just yanking. I had 3 removed. The second 2 I didn’t feel at all, The first, I was in a universe of pain. I was also, shall we say, very visibly distressed. Usually they just yank a tooth out quickly. Not wisdom teeth. They were dental students who did it. One guy put the painkiller in, then another came along to do the actual pulling. The dude who put the painkiller was the one who kept saying “lot’s of pressure” while I was looking like I was about to die. The guy who was doing the pulling finally pulled an instructor over, and he yanked my second one w/o issue to show I shouldn’t being experiencing any pain at all. It was a wierd visit in other ways too. Could’ve been a rookie mistake. I’m decent at picking out honest errors. Anyways, that’s the skinny version of my story.  

  18. sillywalk says:

    Actually, last night was the first time in 4 meetings that the Sabres beat Montreal. So, it was 3 out of 3 until last night.

  19. Mark C says:

    15 minutes of those are fights. David Backes has 58 pims is he a liability too?

  20. ZepFan2 says:

    “Roy and Lafleur did it without running their mouth”

    Proof positive you’ve never been a Habs fan.


    “Young people have seen that a team can play electrifying, fascinating hockey while still behaving like gentlemen.”

    ~Serge Savard~

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.