Canadiens’ Kirby Dach Out for Season Due to Knee Injury


Summary: Montreal Canadiens forward Kirby Dach will undergo surgery for a right knee injury, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Dach suffered a torn ACL and MCL when checked into the Chicago bench during the team’s home opener.

Montreal Canadiens forward Kirby Dach will be sidelined for the rest of the season due to a right knee injury that requires surgery, the team announced on Tuesday. The injury occurred during the team’s home opener on Saturday night when Dach was checked into the Chicago bench by defenseman Jarred Tinordi. The 22-year-old forward had two assists in two games this season and was serving as Montreal’s second-line center. He recorded 14 goals and 24 assists in 58 games last season after being traded from Chicago to the Canadiens. This is not Dach’s first injury setback, as he missed 24 games last season due to a lower-body injury, followed by an upper-body injury. Additionally, in the 2020-21 season with the Blackhawks, he was limited to 18 games because of a wrist injury.

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