Canadiens defenceman Gilbert to have knee surgery, will miss rest of NHL season

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MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens defenceman Tom Gilbert will miss the rest of the NHL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery.

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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens defenceman Tom Gilbert will miss the rest of the NHL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery.

Gilbert, an impending unrestricted free agent, was expected to be on the market on NHL trade deadline day Feb. 29 if the struggling Canadiens decide to shed players.

Defenceman Victor Bartley was called up from St.John’s of the American Hockey League.

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Tom Gilbert, left, is checked into the boards by Vancouver Canucks right wing Derek Dorsett during second period National Hockey League action in Montreal on November 16, 2015. Montreal Canadiens defenceman Tom Gilbert will miss the rest of the NHL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery. Gilbert, an impending unrestricted free agent, was expected to be on the market on NHL trade deadline day Feb. 29 if the struggling Canadiens decide to shed players. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Coach Michel Therrien gave no further details of the injury after a 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville on Monday night.

“Gilbert was playing good hockey,” said Therrien. “It’s tough news for us, especially since we’re missing a few players.”

Gilbert has one goal and one assist in 45 games this season.

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