Very long absence for Jake Allen

Goaltender Jake Allen will be out for eight weeks with a lower-body injury sustained in Boston on Jan. 12.

This was announced by the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night, shortly after the 4-3 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Allen is no longer on this trip since last week, he who had returned to Montreal to undergo an evaluation.

In Boston, he seemed to be dealing with discomfort following the first of two goals allowed to Brad Marchand in the first period. Samuel Montembeault quickly took his place in front of the net.

In 24 starts this season, Allen went 5-16-2 with a 3.15 goals-against average and .901 save percentage.

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