June 9: Ducharme announced today that Evans has resumed off-ice training, though there is still no timeline for his return to the Montreal lineup.
June 3: After being stretchered off the ice last night following a hit from Mark Scheifele, Jake Evans will be out indefinitely with a concussion. The Montreal Canadiens forward was knocked out as he scored the game-clinching empty-net goal, and laid on the ice as a scrum ensued around him. Scheifele has a hearing today with the Department of Player Safety, while Evans is now out dealing with a head injury.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Evans has laid on the ice unconscious. In 2018 at the Canadiens prospect tournament, Evans was upended by Ottawa Senators defenseman Jonathan Aspirot and as he fell, hit his head hard on the ice. He was stretchered off in that incident as well, going to the hospital before being placed in the concussion protocol.
Speaking with the media today, head coach Dominique Ducharme explained that Evans is doing better and did not need to go to the hospital last night following an evaluation from team doctors. He did suffer a concussion though and will be out indefinitely.