The Montreal Canadiens have lost depth defenseman Zach Redmond for six weeks with a broken foot.
The Habs announced the injury on Thursday, adding it occurred during a recent practice.
Redmond, 28, signed as a free agent with the Habs this summer, inking a two-year deal. He’s appeared in 114 career NHL games, beginning his career with the Winnipeg Jets as an Atlanta Thrashers draft pick.
He was able to secure a roster spot with the Canadiens to begin this season, but had yet to appear in a game.
Redmond has had to overcome adversity in making his NHL dream a reality.
In 2013, he returned to game action on a conditioning stint with the Jets farm team in St. John’s after missing only two months due to a lacerated femoral artery — and the loss of nearly two pints of blood — from a skate cut.