The Canadiens’ Newhook is skating again after an ankle injury

Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Newhook has returned to skating after suffering an ankle injury in late November.

The 22-year-old suffered the injury in the Canadiens’ 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on November 30th. Two days later, it was officially announced that it was a severe ankle sprain, with a recovery time of 10 to 12 weeks.

On Friday morning, Newhook stepped onto the ice before the Canadiens’ practice in regular gear and shot at the net. He also I skated for 25 minutes on Thursdayputting on a team tracksuit.

During his absence, Newhook has already missed 25 games for Montreal. In the 23 games he played before his injury, the St. Johns, NL, native recorded seven goals and six assists.

This is Newhook’s first season with Montreal after being acquired in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche in the offseason in exchange for a first- and second-round pick and a prospect.

Newhook was selected by the Avalanche with the 16th pick in the 2019 draft and scored 66 points (27 goals and 39 assists) in 159 games with the franchise.

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