Parenteau back on shelf with concussion issues

Not a good health development for P.A. Parenteau on Monday — after missing Saturday’s win over the Islanders with an “illness,” Parenteau was held out of today’s practice with concussion-like symptoms.

Parenteau, 31, had missed three games earlier this month after suffering the concussion against New Jersey on Jan. 2, courtesy this big hit from Devils forward Tim Sestito:

After sitting out, Parenteau returned to play a pair of games — Wednesday’s win over Columbus, Thursday’s loss in Ottawa — before missing the Islanders game over the weekend.

This setback is the latest in what’s been a disappointing season for the Quebec native. Parenteau was acquired by Montreal in exchange for Daniel Briere and began his homecoming campaign well, scoring five points in his first five games. From there, though, he’s struggled to find chemistry with various linemates and is currently mired in a 16-game goalless drought.

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