Habs Tanguay, Schneider sit out playoff game with upper body injuries

MONTREAL – Forward Alex Tanguay and defenceman Mathieu Schneider, both said to be suffering from “upper body” injuries, were surprise scratches for the Montreal Canadiens for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Boston Bruins.

The team gave no further information on the two players, who both played the opening two games of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series.

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Tanguay sat out the final game of the regular season, while Schneider missed two of the last four regular season contests with what was believed to be a shoulder injury.