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Canadiens scoring leader Higgins out with sprained left ankle

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Canadiens scoring leader Higgins out with sprained left ankle

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Higgins, who has eight goals and five assists in 13 games, is scheduled to see a doctor Tuesday to determine how long he will be out of action. He has to wait for swelling to abate for a proper diagnosis to be made.

He will not play against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Higgins suffered the injury in the third period of a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night, but stayed in the game.

In practice on Monday, rookie Guillaume Latendresse was in Higgins' spot on left-wing on a line with Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder.

Centre Alex Kovalev briefly left the game against New Jersey after injuring his right knee, but he is expected to play against Edmonton.

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Canadiens scoring leader Higgins out with sprained left ankle