Canadiens win game 3 but lose Petry to an injury

Published June 6, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Following the conclusion of the game's second period the Canadiens announced that veteran defenseman Jeff Petry would not return to the game after he suffered an "upper body injury," something that left many fans confused given that he did not appear to be involved in any particularly violent collisions on the ice prior to being injured.

What we do know is that Petry was wounded in what can only be described as a bizarre accident, one that, sadly, might affect the Canadiens in the playoffs if he is out for an extended period of time. Petry was playing the puck along the boards when veteran Winnipeg Jets player Paul Stastny gave him a slight hit that didn't seem to bother him at all. However, it did push Petry ever so slightly closer to the boards, which resulted in the bizarre injury.

Petry's hand appears to get caught in one of the many holes in the glass used by photographers and cameramen to record the game in all of its glory, as you can see in the short, slow motion replay below. Although we cannot be certain that this is where Petry was injured, it appears to be the play on which he was injured, and it appears to be the only thing that could have caused the injury.

If you look closely, one of his fingers appears to go directly into the hole as he skates by and becomes stuck there, perhaps wedged and dragged on by the full force of his forward movement. It's easy to see how this may have gravely injured his finger, and we'll have to wait for an update from the Canadiens to find out the full extent of the harm he may have caused himself.

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Canadiens win game 3 but lose Petry to an injury

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