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Canadiens' Ryder out against Penguins

Wednesday, 04.17.2013 / 11:34 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Twitter that forward Michael Ryder will miss the team's game Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an upper-body injury.

No specifics were given as to when Ryder sustained the injury; he played 12:32 Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Only Travis Moen, Jeff Halpern and Ryan White (who received a game misconduct for a first-period hit on Kent Huskins) saw less ice time in that game.

Ryder has gone scoreless in his past two games, but prior to that was one of the Canadiens' top offensive contributors since arriving via trade from the Dallas Stars on Feb. 27. Prior to the two most recent games, both losses in which the Canadiens were outscored 12-4 total, Ryder enjoyed a run in which he collected 19 points in 18 games.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory