Montreal Canadiens center Matthew Peca will be sidelined approximately six weeks with a knee injury, the team announced Thursday.
Peca sustained the injury after getting tangled with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin during the third period of Montreal's 4-1 victory on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Peca has been held without a point in four games with the Canadiens this season. He has collected 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 18 games for Laval of the American Hockey League in 2019-20.
Also on Thursday, Montreal assigned forward Ryan Poehling to Laval. Poehling has yet to record a point in five games with the Canadiens this season.
--Field Level Media