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Canadiens' Perreault out 2-3 weeks with eye injury

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

Adam Brooks will replace Perreault in the lineup.

Ducharme added that Perreault had been dealing with the injury for some time now and didn't sustain the ailment during Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels. Doctors reportedly only recently gave Perreault his recovery timetable.

The Canadiens are banged up at the moment. Brendan Gallagher and Jeff Petry were game-time decisions for Sunday's road clash with the Anaheim Ducks, and they weren't alone in dealing with injuries.

Petry ultimately suited up for the contest, while Gallagher did not.

Perreault has produced three goals and an assist over eight games this season. The 33-year-old scored all of his 2021-22 markers in a 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 23. He buried two in a span of 2:14 before capping it off with an empty-netter.

Montreal enters Sunday's game with a 2-7-0 record.

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