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Canadiens forward Rene Bourque out 8-12 weeks after having abdominal surgery

Wednesday, 08.29.2012 / 4:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens forward Rene Bourque will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks after undergoing abdominal surgery on Wednesday.

The team says the operation was to repair an abdominal wall tear.

Bourque suffered the injury during his off-season training.

The 30-year-old winger had five goals and three assists in 38 games last season.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild