Montreal Canadiens Andrew Shaw Undergoes Knee Surgery

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Andrew Shaw
MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 20: Montreal Canadiens center Andrew Shaw (65) skating away in control of the puck during the game 5 of the first round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New York Rangers versus the Montreal Canadiens on April 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Andrew Shaw underwent knee surgery today. The forward is expected to be out for six months. This means that Shaw is unlikely to participate in training camp next year, and could miss the start of the 2018-19 season. The surgery was done in Toronto by Dr. Daniel Whelan.

Andrew Shaw Undergoes Knee Surgery; Expected to be Out for Six Months

Shaw suffered the injury on March 13th, in a game against the Dallas Stars. Shaw was injured after a head-to-head hit with Stars defencemen Greg Pateryn. He did not play again last season. Shaw also suffered a concussion on the play. The Canadiens and Shaw agreed to delay the surgery until his post-concussion symptoms had completely subsided.

Shaw has 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in 51 games. He also added 53 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 51.2% Corsi and a relative Corsi of +0.8.

Over his seven-year NHL career, Shaw has played for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks. He has put up 70 goals as well as 67 assists for 137 career points in 441 career NHL games. Shaw was originally drafted in the fifth round, 139th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Blackhawks. He was acquired by the Habs in a trade during the 2016 NHL Draft, with a pair of second-round picks going to Chicago.

Shaw is the second member of the Habs to undergo off-season surgery and see the start of his 2018-19 season in jeopardy. Last week, the Canadiens announced that winger Paul Byron underwent shoulder surgery. He also has an expected recovery time of six months.

 

Main Photo: MONTREAL, QC – APRIL 20: Montreal Canadiens center Andrew Shaw (65) skating away in control of the puck during the game 5 of the first round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the New York Rangers versus the Montreal Canadiens on April 20, 2017, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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