St. Louis – Canadians held morning practice at the Enterprise Center to prepare for Saturday night’s clash with the Blues.
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Here are the player combinations implemented by head coach Dominic Ducharm:
|Saturday, December 11th
Exercise in the morning
|68 – Mike Hoffman||14 – Nick Suzuki||62 – Arthuri Lehkonen|
|92 – Jonathan Droin||25 – Ryan Pohling||40 – Joel Army|
|85 – Matthew Perrolt||71 – Jake Evans||22 – Cole Cowfield|
|55 – Michael Pazzetta||13 – Cedric Pockett||45 Laurent Dauphin / 56 – Jesse Ylonen|
|8 – Ben Chiarrot||58 – David Saward||34 – Jake Allen|
|77 – Brett Kulak||43 – Kale Clog||35 – Sam Montembuilt|
|27 – Alexander Romanov||20 – Chris Wideman|
|64 – Corey Schunemann||26 – Jeff Petrie|
After the on-ice session, Ducharm shared several changes and updates on his injuries.
Video: Dominic Ducharm’s pre-match press briefing
Joel Armia wore a blue-and-white-and-red uniform again Saturday night, healing the wound that had caused him to miss the last two meetings. The Finnish forward has been in full training for the first time since December 4, training alongside Jonathan Droin and Ryan Pohling.
Jake Evans, meanwhile, will not be in the game in St. Louis; He suffered an injury for the first twenty Thursday nights in Chicago. Every day Evans’ situation is re-evaluated and Laurent Dauphin takes the lead against the Blues in his absence.
Ducharm hopes Evans will play again Tuesday against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
Before the manager’s press conference, the club announced that he was a winger Tyler Topoli Should lose eight weeks of activity After hand surgery earlier this week.
Jake Allen will make his seventh consecutive start by stabbing ahead of his former squad for the first time since the trade brought to Montreal in September 2020.
Jake Allen will face his former club for the first time tonight.RMr_Galen He will face his former team for the first time tonight.#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/co2UxTsNL0
– Montreal Canadians (anCanadiensMTL) December 11, 2021
Mike Hoffman is also returning to the city for the first time playing in the 2020-2021 season.
Video: Mike Hoffman on several injuries to the club
“I loved it, and the guys were great. We got to the playoffs, but we had a tough duel with Colorado,” the 32-year-old forward recalled, playing 52 games with the Blues last year. The city can do a lot or not really explore, but I enjoyed it as it continued. “
The interview is scheduled for 7 p.m. in St. Louis.
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