The club announced via its Twitter account Saturday night that Max Pacioretty underwent an emergency appendectomy and will miss the next three to four weeks. The surgery took place Saturday in Montreal.
Pacioretty, 24, has four assists in three games for the Canadiens this season. He led the club in 2011-12 with 65 points (33 goals, 32 assists).
The Canadiens host the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at the Bell Centre.
Tough break for Patches. It's been a year and a half for him, for sure.
The Habs will definitely miss him - he's their top forward hands down. Price and the D can't carry the load all year. Should the Habs be actively trying to acquire an extra forward?
Edited by MaximYapierre, 26 January 2013 - 07:00 PM.