Mathieu Dandenault Out Six to Eight Weeks with Broken Arm; Ben Maxwell Recalled

Fred PoulinCorrespondent IDecember 12, 2008

Canadiens forward-defenseman Mathieu Dandenault will miss six to eight weeks of play after breaking his left forearm during Tuesday's tilt against the Calgary Flames the team announced today.

In 20 games this season with le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, Dandenault has two assists. He was playing very well since he was moved to defense after playing most of the season as a right winger. Ryan O'Byrne took his spot in the lineup yesterday.

In another move, the Canadiens have recalled center Ben Maxwell from Hamilton of the AHL. In 26 games with the Bulldogs, Maxwell, 20, has eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points. Maxwell will likely take Koivu's spot between Andrei Kostitsyn and Matt D'Agostini tomorrow night when the Canadiens host the Capitals. Koivu is day-to-day with a lower body injury.