The Montreal Canadiens announced some tough news on Friday. 

The team revealed that forward Paul Byron will be out for the next 5 months. 

The forward had hip surgery earlier this week. 

From the Canadiens release:

"Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that forward Paul Byron underwent hip surgery earlier this week.

He is expected to make a full recovery in five months.

The operation was performed in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) by Dr. Bryan Kelly."