MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty and defenseman Victor Mete will miss several weeks as they recover from injuries.
Both players were injured Friday in Montreal’s 6-3 win over the New York Islanders. Pacioretty, the Canadiens’ captain, suffered a knee injury and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Mete suffered a fractured finger and is expected to be out six weeks.
Pacioretty has seen his production drop this season. He has 17 goals and 20 assists in 64 games with a defensive rating of minus-16.
The left wing had been one of the league’s most consistent scorers, reaching the 30-goal mark in five of the past six seasons. He had 15 goals in 44 games in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
Mete, a mobile rookie defenseman who earned a spot on the team in training camp, has seven assists and a plus-5 rating in 49 games. He also helped Canada win gold at the 2018 world junior hockey championship.
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