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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson to take leave of absence

Sportsnaut
Sportsnaut
 2021-10-20

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson will take an indefinite leave of absence to tend to a personal matter, general manager Marc Bergevin said Wednesday.

Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme later confirmed Edmundson will spend time with his father, who is dealing with cancer.

“(It’s) a tough situation for him,” Ducharme said, per TSN.

Edmundson, 28, has yet to play this season due to an undisclosed injury.

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He recorded 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 55 games last season.

A Stanley Cup winner with St. Louis, Edmundson has 52 points (13 goals, 39 assists) in 269 career games with the Blues (2015-19), Carolina Hurricanes (2019-20) and Canadiens.

–Field Level Media

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