The Montreal Canadiens are hoping for the best when it comes to goaltender Jake Allen.
During the first period against the Detroit Red Wings, Allen was completely blasted by Dylan Larkin.
The Wings’ captain was coming in on goal when it appeared Jeff Petry pushed him into his own goaltender. Allen can be seen whipping back and losing his helmet on the play.
Allen stayed in goal but didn’t look right. At the next whistle, he left for the locker room and did not return for the second period. He was replaced by backup Samuel Montembeault.
The 31 year-old netminder is 4-8-1 on the season with a 2.86 GAA and a .902 SV%.
Update per Renaud Lavoie: Dominique Ducharme said that Jake Allen did the concussion protocol. At the end of the protocol it wasn’t going in the right direction and that’s why he didn’t come back.