Canadiens lose defencemen Nathan Beaulieu, Tom Gilbert to injury

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu will miss at least one game with a lower-body injury. The injury came on the same day the Canadiens learned defenceman Tom Gilbert will require season-ending knee surgery.

Petry to miss 7th straight game with lower-body injury

Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu did not make the trip to Washington after suffering a lower-body injury Monday, and will be out at least one game. Fellow blue-liners Tom Gilbert and Jeff Petry also won't face the Capitals, who have won four straight and on Monday became the first team in NHL history to have 44 victories in its first 58 games of a season. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Nathan Beaulieu will miss at least one game with a lower-body injury.

The 24-year-old didn't make the trip to Washington, where the Canadiens will face the Capitals on Wednesday night. It wasn't known how long he would be out of action.

Beaulieu appeared to injure his right knee when he was shoved heavily into a goalpost while driving to the net at 5:35 of the third period of the Canadiens 2-1 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Beaulieu has two goals and 15 assists in 56 games this season.

The injury came on the same day the Canadiens learned defenceman Tom Gilbert will require season-ending knee surgery.

Defenceman Jeff Petry is to miss a seventh game with a lower-body injury but forward Dale Weise, who sat out Monday with the flu, is ready to return.

​The Canadiens called up defenceman Victor Bartley from St. John's of the American Hockey League.

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