May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Canadiens, Latest News
Alexei Emelin Suffers Knee Injury April 6th

Alexei Emelin Suffers Knee Injury April 6th

From Canadiens Communications –

Alexei Emelin underwent a reconstructive surgery to his left knee (ACL & MCL). His recovery is estimated to be 6 months.

The 27-year-old defenseman suffered a torn ligament in his left knee after colliding with Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic during a tilt on April 6 at the Bell Centre. In 38 games during the 2013-13 campaign, Emelin collected three goals and nine assists, while also registering a plus-2 differential. In addition to seeing his ice time increase from an average of 17:17 per game in his rookie year to 19:40 this past season, Emelin led the Canadiens in hits for a second consecutive season with 110, while also picking up 47 blocked shots.

Here is the video of the April 6th incident

One Comment to “EMELIN RE-CONSTRUCTIVE KNEE SURGERY-Expected To Return in December”

  1. Ian London says:

    I disagree with all the commentators that this was a clean hockey hit. I’d expect it from don cherry since it was his beloved bruins vs our Habs but if you watch closely lucic is raising his knee preparing for the collision. To me that is intent to injure and he should have been suspended. Then again if chara wasn’t suspended two years ago for his hit on Patches nobody on an american-based team is going to get suspended when injuring a player on a Canadian based team. maybe something to do with our “commssioner” who thinks this league can only be successful with american-based clubs winning the cup.

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