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Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete out at least 2 weeks with ankle injury

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury and goaltender Keith Kinkaid has been put on waivers, the NHL team announced Monday.

NHL club also puts struggling goaltender Keith Kinkaid on waivers

Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete, left, will be sidelined at least two weeks with an ankle injury. Also Monday, the team announced it had placed goalie Keith Kinkaid on waivers. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens defenceman Victor Mete will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, the team announced Monday.

Mete sustained the injury during the second period of the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

The 21-year-old has collected eight points (three goals, five assists) and a plus-6 rating in 26 games this season for Montreal (11-10-6), which is mired in an eight-game winless skid (0-5-3).

Mete has recorded 28 points (three goals, 25 assists) and a plus-28 rating in 146 career contests since being selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Also on Monday, Montreal placed goaltender Keith Kinkaid on waivers.

Kinkaid, 30, sports a 1-1-3 record, 4.24 goals-against average and .875 save percentage in six appearances (five starts) this season.

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