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. 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.

  2. A-Titties says:

    I realize he’s raw, but I like his size, and he plays the same sort of game as Kostitsyn. Plus it would allow the third and fourth lines that have worked well to stay intact, and allows Eller to still play with skill guys. More than anything I kind of just want to see the guy play and see what he’s got – he’s been on a tear lately in the A.

  3. Mark C says:

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

  4. 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~

  5. HardHabits says:

    Vacuous? You mean like your posts.

  6. ZepFan2 says:

    Of course a Blues fan would think PK’s dirty.

    Sorry, he’s ours!


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

    ~Serge Savard~

  7. HardHabits says:

    Hopefully Patches stays away from these pages.

  8. TheDagger says:

    Roy who? Roy Worters? Because no one who knows anything about hockey would ever say Patrick Roy played the game without running his mouth or being cocky!

    Edit: Has to be the first time Roy Worters was ever referenced on HI/O!

  9. Max_a_million says:


    Roy is as cocky of a person as you would ever meet.  If he was not on your team you would think he was a jerk.

    LaFleur is easily as incredible cocky.  Hell he can break lawas and get away with it, because we love him.  Every other team hated him as well. 

    Give me a break!

  10. TomNickle says:


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  12. HabFanSince72 says:

    I don’t think you need to clear waivers when it is an injury replacement.


  13. scrowe21 says:

    Simmonds was injured the other night after EDM jumped their entire team for the Doughty hit.. Don’t think hes back yet. He bent his leg really awkwardly.

    Although I would be interested to see what they could get him for, its another report he pulled out of his ass.

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    I’ll go even further and suggest that Pierre Gauthier, and all his scouting staff, don’t know who Wayne Simmonds is.

  15. Everlasting1 says:

    Roy and Lafleur did it without running their mouth. Using their names in comparison is just vacuous.


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

    Don’t pollute the water.

  16. HardHabits says:

    Habs fans don’t like non-events, you know, like St. Louis Blues games.

  17. shiram says:

    Well as long as we are off topic…

    When they pulled out my wisdom teeth, i wasnt properly uh, sedated?? Basically the surgeon took his scalpel in, made a cut, and i could feel it all, it took all i had not to clamp down on his hand. He was : Oh you felt that, here just let me use the anesthetic some more.

    Bah and to think i still have 2 to be removed.

  18. KenD29 says:

    For what it’s worth, they say it is going to be Calgary type temperatures here  !

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  19. TomNickle says:

    I also wouldn’t be surprised to see the Packers run a lot of two wide receiver sets with Jones and Jennings on the right, John Kuhn in the backfield on the weak side and Crabtree and Lee giving Clifton help on Peppers.


  20. Everlasting1 says:

    57 pim in 42 games, and none of them roughing majors. Yea, he’s a saint..but more importantly a liability.


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

    Don’t pollute the water.

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