Barbashev with a big hit on Xhekaj, who had been on the ice for about 2 minutes. pic.twitter.com/WWWi2WtQ2j
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) November 17, 2023
He required surgery, but this time, the pain came from the colossus’ left shoulder.
#Habs Arber Xhekaj was favouring his left shoulder after this big hit and went to the locker room. It was his right shoulder he had season-ending surgery on last season. #HabsIO https://t.co/ZvjLaWzb1B
– Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1) November 17, 2023
Let’s hope Xhekaj doesn’t need another operation, it could be very unfortunate for the young defenseman as well as the club.
On a positive note, the left side of the CH’s defensive brigade is pretty well stocked.
Jordan Harris is currently injured, but he shouldn’t be sidelined for much longer.
It remains to be seen how serious Xhekaj’s injury will be.
– Logan Mailloux could also be recalled, as could Mattias Norlinder or even William Trudeau. It remains to be seen how serious Xhekaj’s injury is.