Scherbak is expected to draw into the Canadiens lineup on Saturday.
Scherbak is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee on Monday.
Scherbak suffered the injury last Thursday and underwent surgery today. Scherbak is expected to be sidelined until mid-December and will likely return to the ice with Laval (AHL) but could work his way back to the NHL.
The Canadiens have recalled Nikita Scherbak from Laval (AHL).
Scherbak, 21, was a first round pick (No.26 overall) in 2014 and appeared in three games with Montreal last season—scoring one goal. The Russian winger has been off to a great start this season, registering nine points (1G / 8A) in six games with Laval. He could make his season debut on Tuesday with Ales Hemsky sidelined with an upper-body injury.
The Canadiens have recalled Nikita Scherbak from St. John’s (AHL).
Scherbak, 21, was the Canadiens’ first round pick (26th overall) in 2014 and has scored 10 goals with 10 assists (20 points) in 27 games with St. John’s this season. Scherbak could get an extended look with the Canadiens with Brendan Gallagher out for at least eight weeks with fractured left hand.
Source: Eric Engels 01/6/17, 7:37 am EST