The Canadiens’ training camp started on Wednesday only when the players reported to Brossard’s Bell Sports Complex for medical and physical examinations, but they had already had injury problems.
The team announced Thursday morning that new captain Nick Suzuki will miss two weeks with a lower body injury.
Vice-captain veteran defenseman Joel Edmundson has also suffered a lower body injury and will be sidelined for an undetermined period of time.
Forwards Josh Anderson and Jake Evans both have upper body injuries and are routinely listed.
Carrie Price (knee), Paul Byron (hip) and Sean Monaghan (hip) are also dealing with injuries.
Suzuki was the only player for the Canadiens to play in all 82 games last season, leading the team in scoring with a combined 21-40-61. Appointed as a new captain, the 23-year-old center heads into the first season of an eight-year, $63 million contract with an annual salary cap of $7.875 million.
Edmundson missed 24 games last season due to a back injury. Edmundson was listed as a member of his Daily Daily when his camp began last year’s training, but he did not make his debut of the season until March 12.
The Canadiens start the regular season on Oct. 12 when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Bell Center.
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Canadiens’ Nick Suzuki out two weeks with lower body injury
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