Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shocking photo of Cammalleri injury

Cammalleri grimaces in pain after leaving the dressing room in Dallas

A recent photograph sheds new light on the injury that caused Canadiens forward Michael Cammalleri to leave Tuesday night's game in Buffalo. 

It appears as though the crosscheck from behind that sent Cammalleri careening into the boards early in the first period my have not caused the injury that threatens to have the Montreal sniper out of the lineup through the All-Star break. It's believed that Cammalleri suffered trauma during the team's recent western road trip, specifically at a game in Dallas, and that the hit in Buffalo merely exacerbated the problem.

"Cammy's a gutsy guy," said teammate and captain Brian Gionta, upon viewing the photo. "It's not like him to talk up an injury, so it doesn't surprise me that he tried to play through it. To tell you the truth, we probably should have suspected that something was up. Since that trip into Dallas, he's been setting off the metal detector at all of the airports."

The Canadiens have since announced the placement of Cammalleri on injured reserve, and have called up Ryan White from their AHL-affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs to take his spot on the active roster.

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