We have just learned some bad news for the young Kaiden Guhle

Published April 5, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Among the top defensive prospects for the Habs, Kaiden Guhle's name is at the top of the list.

Despite the arrival of Justin Barron and Jordan Harris with the team in recent weeks, many fans are anxious to see the man who was the team's first pick in 2020 in action.

Guhle's junior team, the Edmonton Oil Kings, are among the favourites to make the Memorial Cup next June and he is also expected to be part of Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton in August. Let's just say that's going to be a lot of field hockey in the rookie's body between now and the Habs' training camp in September.

However, as Max Truman of Danslescoulisses.com reports, Guhle has been out of action for nearly a month.

According to Costa Rontzocos, a prospect specialist for Puck Authority, Guhle could be out for a few more weeks with a lower-body injury.

An injury he sustained while throwing down the gloves for the first time ever in his Western Junior League career. Despite the injury, he should be back in the lineup just in time for the playoffs.

But there is some good news in all of this. Kent Hughes said in early March that he was worried about Guhle playing so many games in such a short period of time. But this little forced break could pay off for the Habs' first pick in 2020. Unless, of course, his team gets knocked out of the WHL playoffs early.

This season, Guhle scored 40 points, including 7 goals, in 42 games with the Prince Albert Raiders and the Edmonton Oil Kings, who acquired him during the holiday season.

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We have just learned some bad news for the young Kaiden Guhle

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