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Schlemko under the knife

The defenseman is expected to be out three to four weeks

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

LOS ANGELES - The Canadiens announced on Wednesday that defenseman David Schlemko had undergone surgery earlier in the day in New York to remove a bone fragment in his right hand. He is expected to be on the shelf for three to four weeks.

The 30-year-old has been out since the start of training camp. He had been sent down to the AHL's Laval Rocket on a conditioning assignment on October 13. He played one game with the Habs' minor-league affiliate before he was recalled on October 14.

Schlemko was acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights on June 22.

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