• Max Pacioretty, U.S. Olympian, injured before break; who might get replacement call?

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 8, 2014
    The 25-year-old Pacioretty has played 49 games this season. So does Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks, who brings that element of speed that Pacioretty does, although at 21 he’s far less experienced than the other two candidates. Who would it be? Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty sustained a lower body injury when he was checked into the goal in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes, putting in jeopardy his spot on the U.S. Olympic hockey team. Pacioretty collided with the goal with 7:30 left in the first period Saturday after being checked by Carolina's Brett Bellemore in the teams' final game before the Olympic break. Carolina Hurricanes' Andrej Sekera, of Slovakia, looks for the puck as Montreal Canadiens' Ryan White clears the puck away while Canadiens' Max Pacioretty and Andrei Markov , of Russia, watch at rear during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Feb. - David Desharnais scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens went into the Olympic break with a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. It took only 1:25 for Montreal to take the lead as White scored on a rebound at the top of the crease to make it 2-1 with 42.7 seconds left in the second period.
    • Desharnais scores 2, Canadiens beat Hurricanes 4-1 but US Olympian Max Pacioretty is hurt

      RALEIGH, N.C. - David Desharnais scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens went into the Olympic break with a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Montreal left wing Max Pacioretty sustained a lower-body injury with 7:30 left...

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