More Canadiens players have season cut short as Jake Allen and Justin Barron out

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen and rookie defenseman Justin Barron will sit out the remainder of the season due to their respective injuries, the team announced Tuesday.

They join a growing list of Habs’ players to have their season’s cut short.

On Sunday, Jonathan Drouin was ruled out for the rest of year. Goalie Carey Price continues to work on potentially playing this season.

“I don’t talk to him about that. Carey has been in the NHL for a long time and has experience. I trust him. When he tells me: ‘I’m ready,’  I will say: ‘OK, he will play.”

Martin St. Louis via Montreal Gazette

Montreal Canadiens injury report

Nov 9, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Jake Allen (34) makes a save during the second period of the game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Allen sustained a groin injury during Montreal’s 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. He turned aside 14 of 15 shots before exiting the contest in the first period.

Allen, 31, posted a 9-20-4 record with two shutouts, a 3.30 goals-against average and .905 save percentage this season in 35 starts.

He is 168-126-35 with 23 shutouts, a 2.60 GAA and .911 save percentage in 353 career games (333 starts) with the St. Louis Blues (2012-20) and Canadiens.

Barron sustained an ankle injury that won’t require surgery in Montreal’s 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators on April 5.

Barron, 20, scored his first career goal in that contest. He also had an assist during his five games this season with the Canadiens.

He was a first-round draft pick (25th overall) by Colorado in 2020 and joined Montreal in the March 21 trade that sent forward Artturi Lehkonen to the Avalanche.

–Field Level Media contributed to this report