NHL News: Mathieu Perreault out 2-3 weeks for Habs; Nino Niederreiter out for Canes; and 7 Sharks hit COVID list

Montreal Canadiens forward Mathieu Perreault will miss two to three weeks with an eye injury, coach Dominique Ducharme said Sunday.

Perreault has recorded four points (three goals, one assist) in eight games this season for the Canadiens. All three of his goals came in Montreal’s 6-1 romp over the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 23.

Perreault signed with Montreal during the offseason after scoring nine goals in 56 games for the Winnipeg Jets last season.

Perreault, 33, has 347 points (142 goals, 205 assists) in 691 career games with the Washington Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, Jets and Canadiens.

Adam Brooks, 25, is expected to draw into the lineup for the Canadiens in Sunday’s game against the Ducks.

Hurricanes’ Nino Niederreiter out

Nino Niederreiter
May 17, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) scores a third period goal against the Nashville Predators in game one of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter is expected to be sidelined “a few weeks” with a lower-body injury, coach Rod Brind’Amour said Sunday.

“(Saturday) they kind of told us it’s not going to be anytime soon, so that’s not good,” Brind’Amour added.

Niederreiter sustained the injury during the third period of the Hurricanes’ 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

Niederreiter, 29, has three goals for his lone points in seven games this season.

The Switzerland native has 327 points (160 goals, 167 assists) in 664 career games with the New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and Hurricanes. He was selected by the Islanders with the fifth overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Seven Sharks out on COVID protocol

Per the San Jose Sharks website these players were been placed into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Saturday:

F Andrew Cogliano
F Jonathan Dahlen
D Erik Karlsson
D Jake Middleton
F Matt Nieto
D Radim Simek
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic

–Field Level Media