Canadiens’ Glen Metropolit with his son Max, 5, during an outdoor skate this past winter.
Courtesy Evelyn Jerassy
Glen Metropolit had planned to take his 8-year-old daughter, Alivia, to a birthday party Sunday and clown around with his 5-year-old son, Max. Instead, he spent two hours in the Bell Centre clinic having a painful separated shoulder tended to by a member of the Canadiens’ athletic therapy staff.
An unrestricted free agent come season’s end, Metro hopes he’s not played his final game in a Canadiens jersey after an open-ice collision Saturday finished his game against New Jersey after just 1:21 and two shifts. He expects he’ll have an MRI early this week on what the Canadiens are calling only an “upper-body injury;” many people, however, saw the 35-year-old veteran leaving the Bell Centre with his left arm in a sling.
More details here in a feature on the versatile Metropolit and the road that lies ahead, with the Canadiens this morning beginning preparations for Wednesday’s home game vs. Carolina.