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GLENDALE www.officialhurricanes.com , Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta is out indefinitely and could miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury.Coyotes general manager John Chayka said on Sunday that Raanta had a procedure on the injury that revealed more damage than originally thought.Raanta was placed on injured reserve this weekend, though Chayka said he could be out for the rest of the season.Raanta has been limited to 12 games due to injury this season and hasn’t played since leaving with a lower-body injury against Minnesota on Nov. 27.The Coyotes acquired Raanta in a trade from the New York Rangers prior to the 2017-18 after dealing away No 1 goalie Mike Smith. Arizona hoped Raanta would fill the No. 1 role after being a backup, but has struggled with injuries during two seasons in the desert.Raanta played 47 games last season and is 5-6 with a 2.88 goals-against average this season. Buffalo Sabres (31-33-9 Carolina Hurricanes T-Shirts Authentic , sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (39-28-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division)Montreal; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Montreal takes on Buffalo in Eastern Conference play.The Canadiens are 11-8-5 in division play. Montreal has converted on 12.3 percent of power-play opportunities Carolina Hurricanes Hoodies Authentic , recording 27 power-play goals.The Sabres are 11-20-5 on the road. Buffalo has scored 39 power-play goals, converting on 18.3 percent of chances. In their last meeting on Nov. 23, Buffalo won 3-2. Jack Eichel recorded a team-high two assists for the Sabres in the victory.TOP PERFORMERS: Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadiens with 31 goals Carolina Hurricanes Hats Authentic , adding 16 assists and totaling 47 points. Shea Weber has collected 7 points over the last 10 games for Montreal.LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 2-7-1, averaging two goals, 3.3 assists Custom Carolina Hurricanes Jerseys , 3.5 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.Canadiens: 5-5-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.1 assists www.officialblackhawksproshop.com , 2.3 penalties and 5.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.Canadiens Injuries: None listed.Sabres Injuries: Jake McCabe: out (upper body).