The Canadiens said forward Andrei Kostitsyn
will be out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery on Friday in Montreal.
The 24-year-old, selected to play on Belarus' Olympic team, suffered a knee injury at Florida on Dec. 31 and has missed the team’s last three games.
Kostitsyn has 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) in 40 games with the Canadiens this season. He missed three games from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 with to a foot injury. His brother Sergei hasn't played since Dec. 30 due to an ankle injury.