Medical updates on Matheson, Edmundson and Byron –

  • October 12, 2022

MONTREAL — General manager Kent Hughes provided several medical updates during his press conference at the Bell Centre ahead of the season opener.
Hughes confirmed that defenseman Mike Matheson underwent an MRI on Wednesday to determine the extent of his lower-body injury. Results are expected in the next 48 hours.
Hughes also indicated that defenseman Joel Edmundson is “progressing super well” in his bid to return from a lower-back injury. 
Edmundson has been skating with team medical staff for approximately one week.
“We don’t have an exact date for his return,” indicated Hughes. “We’re encouraged and we’ll take things day-by-day with Eddy.”
Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Toujours bon de voir Eddy sur la glace 😊Always good to see Eddy on the ice.#GoHabsGo
Unfortunately, the news isn’t positive with respect to forward Paul Byron, who was recently placed on LTI as he continues to battle a hip injury.
“In the short-term, and probably even in the mid-term, it doesn’t look like Paul will be able to return, absent an extreme change from a medical standpoint. He’s still having trouble,” explained Hughes. “It’s a bit like Carey [Price] last year. We’d see Carey make progress, but he’d reach a certain point in his rehab where things would take steps back all the time. That’s what we’re seeing with Paul right now. I know he’s going to see another specialist in the coming weeks.”
Hughes didn’t have any medical news to share regarding Price’s status.
He mentioned, however, that the veteran goaltender should address the media next week. is the official Web site of the Montreal Canadiens. Montreal Canadiens and are trademarks of the Montreal Canadiens. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2020 Montreal Canadiens and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.