Montreal Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli to miss all three games vs. Edmonton Oilers

Mar 13, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Montreal Canadiens right wing Tyler Toffoli (73) skates against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli will miss the team’s three-game series against the visiting Edmonton Oilers with a lower-body injury, interim head coach Dominique Ducharme announced Monday.

Toffoli is considered day-to-day for the Canadiens, who host the Oilers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Toffoli, 28, sustained his injury during Montreal’s 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver on Friday. He sat out Saturday’s 5-4 shootout win versus the Canucks.

He has recorded a team-leading 18 goals and a club high-tying 27 points in 30 games this season, his first with the Canadiens. He signed a four-year, $17 million contract with Montreal in October.

Toffoli has 327 points (163 goals, 164 assists) in 555 career games with the Los Angeles Kings, Canucks and Canadiens. He was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft and captured a Stanley Cup title in 2014 with Los Angeles.

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