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Montreal defenceman Josh Gorges out four weeks with broken hand

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges will be out an estimated four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand.

Gorges is believed to have suffered the injury while blocking a shot with a hand during Montreal’s win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 1.

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He was sent back to Montreal before the Canadiens’ game against Phoenix last Tuesday.

Gorges has one goal, 12 assists and a plus-7 rating in 63 games this season.