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Canadiens forward Matthew Peca out around six weeks with knee injury

Montreal Canadiens forward Matthew Peca will be out for approximately six weeks with a knee injury, the NHL team announced Thursday.

Peca suffered the injury during the game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Montreal Canadiens centre Matthew Peca (63) battles Boston Bruins centre Danton Heinen (43) for a loose puck during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Peca will be out for approximately six weeks with a knee injury, the NHL team announced Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal Canadiens centre Matthew Peca (63) battles Boston Bruins centre Danton Heinen (43) for a loose puck during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Peca will be out for approximately six weeks with a knee injury, the NHL team announced Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The 26-year-old from Petawawa, Ont., has been held without a point in four games with the Canadiens this season.

He has three goals and 11 points in 18 games with the AHL's Laval Rocket during the current campaign.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 12, 2019.

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