Montreal Canadiens forward Jayden Struble on the ice at PPG Paints Arena
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Jayden Struble's Fate Confirmed After Scary Leg Injury Thursday Night

Published February 24, 2024 at 9:03

During Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, a very worrying scene occurred in the third period concerning Jayden Struble, who appeared to injure his right leg without contact, which did not bode well for him.

Jayden Struble got injured, he needed help getting back to the locker room, as he seemed unable to put weight on one leg. He had all the trouble in the world getting back to the bench." - Habslink

Some speculations even mentioned a concerning prognosis, mentioning a possible Achilles tendon tear, which could have been dramatic for the young defenseman.

Big scoop from Renaud Lavoie on Struble's injury

We just got a very reassuring update about his health condition, and according to information reported by journalist Renaud Lavoie, he will not be sidelined for very long.

We saw him walking after the game, he seemed to have no problem.

What's important is that we don't think it's long term, he also mentioned. We will have the results tomorrow or in the coming days." - Renaud Lavoie

This is very good news for the Canadiens' second-round pick in 2019. Struble has made his place as a regular player in Martin St-Louis's defensive brigade and has become a defensive pillar of the team.

The 22-year-old defenseman totals three goals and seven points in 39 games in his first professional season. It's especially his excellent defensive play that makes him an important player for the CH.

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Jayden Struble's Fate Confirmed After Scary Leg Injury Thursday Night

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