Prust out at least 10 days with shoulder separation

Canadiens coach Michel Therrien confirmed Sunday that Brandon Prust suffered a minor shoulder separation in Saturday’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Prust is expected to be sidelined for at least 10 days.

Therrien also confirmed that Ryan White will be back in the lineup Sunday against the Florida Panthers (6 p.m., RDS, TSN-HABS, TSN 690 Radio).

Peter Budaj will start in goal for the Canadiens against the Panthers.

In our most recent HIO poll question, 50 per cent of more than 4,000 votes went to Prust as the Canadiens’ MVP for the first half of the season.

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Panthers

(Photo by John Mahoney/The Gazette)


  1. HABZ24 says:

    In prust we trust

  2. VancouverHab says:

    I admire Prust as much as the next fan does, and I agree that his influence is priceless. But statistically there is absolutely no touching the immense supremacy of Subban each and every time he is on the ice.

    If, ex hypothesi, a Hab fan, forced to choose between losing Subban or Prust, chose to let Subban go, on the belief that Prust was ‘the more valuable player, then that Hab fan would harm us immensely, help the team obtaining Subban probably to a Cup, and would, in short, be making decisions from emotion not reason.

  3. frontenac1 says:

    Os Bautista a Mexican? From what I saw the Mexican guy signallled the pitcher to hit the batter and the Canadians responded. Good on”em! They learned the hard way our Lads are raised on hockey. Too funny!

  4. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Jose Bautista sides with Mexico in the Great Brawl between Mexico and Canada at the World Baseball Classic

    …should be interesting to find how he is received by Blue Jay fans at opening day in TO

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I found his public support of that interesting. I can understand where he is coming from, but given all the good P.R. the team has going on, why not sidestep the question rather than risk alienating the fans.

      • Steve C. says:

        I give him kudos for speaking his mind actually. I just think that he’s wrong, but it’s all good. He’s great and I will support him and the Jays this season.

    • Steve C. says:

      Love Jose, and he’s got a baseball-er’s perspective, but in this case Jose is wrong. Robinson wasn’t playing dirty, Canada just wanted more runs.

  5. Say Ash says:

    OK. Brandon Prust or Chris Neil?

  6. Irishhabsfan says:

    Prusty is tough, he will still be able to mentor and guide the young un’s. Let’s hope Ryan White can do the job on the ice for him without taking or being goaded into stupid penalties.

    Play the coach’s game guys and you will do fine!

    Mike, Darren, and I wish you a speedy recovery Brandon

  7. Habitant in Surrey says:

    TSN: Rangers-Caps game story: “About three hours after asking for more respect from NHL officials, Alex Ovechkin was called for two penalties within seconds of each other, leading to a pair of goals that put the New York Rangers ahead for good Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. ”

    …Man, Ovi’s pride & ego is being bi^^& slapped lately 🙂

  8. frontenac1 says:

    Canada 2 USA 0 bottom of the 3rd. They just showed a group of Canada fans wearing Hockey Helmits in the stands.Hilarious!

  9. ABHabsfan says:

    Given the Caps’ position in the standings and pending UFA status, I think Matt Hendricks would be a good addition. The guy can really throw ’em and he can play regular minutes. Currently plays with Ovi, or did today anyway.

    “man, I love winnin’; you know, it’s like better than losin’?”-
    Ebby Calvin “Nuke” Laloosh

    • Seps says:

      He plays with him on and off, doesn’t mean it’s the right call by any means though, he has no business playing with Ovi.

      Added: Also I remember Bourque feeding him in a fight in Washington, I’d rather call up Stortini or something.

  10. GrosBill says:

    Bad news for the Habs. Hope he is back in the timeframe they said. His contract has been looking better and better this year. Time for Moen to step up to help fill the void…….

  11. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Prust was more than a spark-plug and a protector …from what I’ve seen, He’s also a damn good hockey player

  12. HAB - Have A Beer says:

    Not to worry. MB will make the right decisions. He’s been great so far.
    We have a very good team but. I don’t think we have all the pieces to win a cup. Maybe before trade deadline MB can fix that.

    winning our 25th cup would be the icing on the cake.

  13. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …the frustrating part is the injury happened without He being touched by a another player

    …though, I am sure the shoulder was weakened by previous hits and fights

    …when He comes back We can’t expect Him to carry the fighting load as before, someOne else has to step up …or that shoulder will continue to pop out

    …10 days unlikely enough time for a complete recovery

    …I know because I phoned Dr. Recchi before posting 🙂

  14. The Dude says:

    Prust back just in time to play Bruins sounds like a bad idea….MB get Clowe before the Booins do!

  15. Rad says:

    It will be interesting to see how the Habs perform without their “emotional sparkplug” as Mike Boone called Prust. That’s emotional, not physical. Will Armstrong, White and Moen come to play? They will have to do it by committee. Florida has some big boys on their roster. Yonkman is 6’6″, 255.

  16. Ian Cobb says:

    Again, stay out of the box and skate like we can= 2 points!

  17. chanchilla says:

    Everyone seems to be writing Edmonton off, let’s not forget theyre only 5 points out of aplayoff spot right now.

  18. Rainrocket16 says:

    Could have been worse, get well Prust!

  19. Danno says:



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  20. deuce6 says:

    Bergevin needs to go out and get this guy some help in the toughness dept…


    Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

  21. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    If the Habs are looking for a bit more size and reliability on the backend, Kuba mightn’t be a bad option. He’s big, was instrumental in Karlsson’s amazing year (ie put him with PK).

    Only issue would be he still has another year at 4 mill…so comes with a bit of a price tag. But, if MB wants to go for a run, he’d certainly be a steady guy to have.

    Not even sure I’d want to make the move for him, haha. But you know…slow news day 😉

    • deuce6 says:

      I think we may be OK on the back end..We need Diaz back because having Boullion and Gorges on the 2nd wave of the PP is not very


      Brandon Prust doesn’t have hair on his testicles, because hair does not grow on steel….

  22. LizardKing12 says:

    Prust getting injured is a big loss hopefully the diagnosis is accurate and he will only miss 10 days. If he does indeed only miss 10 days that means he will only miss 4 games (Panthers, Sens, Devils and Sabres) and I think we will do fine without him against those teams.

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