Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry will require surgery to repair a sports hernia and miss the remainder of the regular season, the Canadiens announced Thursday.
Petry had five goals and 16 points in 51 games this season. He was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers prior to the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline.
The 28-year-old was a second-round pick (No. 45) in the 2006 NHL Draft. He has 25 goals and 97 points in 365 regular-season games with the Oilers and Canadiens.
Canadiens defenseman Tom Gilbert had knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss six months. He had one goal and one assist in 45 regular-season games.