The Montreal Canadiens announced on Wednesday that forward Jonathan Drewin will be absent indefinitely.
“This is a delicate situation. I don’t want to go into details. His teammate Phillip Danault commented briefly, and at the same time estimated that the Montreal market is not always easy for Quebec players. This is his private life. I worry about “Joe”, he is my “friend”. Sometimes there are things that are more important than hockey, and he has to take care of it.”
Last week, the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge organization revealed that Drouin was at the scene due to a disease unrelated to COVID-19, but did not explain the nature of the problem.
The 26-year-old has missed his last four games, including three games on ice for the Calgary Fires.
In addition, his long absence will allow his training to keep rookie Cole Caufield (Cole Caufield) in the big clubs, as he will be able to stay below the salary cap in force in the national league.
For Druin, this is another difficult battle. After being restricted from participating in 27 games in the 2019-2020 season due to a wrist injury, the Quebecers have been trying to fill their opponents since the start of the regular season. He scored 23 points in 44 outings, but only scored 2 goals while maintaining a gap of -8. Moreover, in the last four games before his absence began, the number 92 was cleared. And we have to go back to February 23 to pursue Druin’s goal, so we are currently missing 26 games.
The troubles of the forward certainly did not help the Habs team, which has won six victories since April 1.