Breaking down the salary cap implications behind the Montreal Canadiens’ decision to send Arber Xhekaj to the Laval Rocket.
Juraj Slafkovsky may have made the Canadiens’ roster, but his work is far from done.
Montreal Canadiens made their final wave of cuts at training camp
That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
The Canadiens sent down Arber Xhekaj to the Laval Rocket before the 5 pm deadline to maximize their cap space, or, better yet, their LTIR relief space.
The Canadiens announced that four rookies have cracked the roster to start the season, but, for Juraj Slafkovsky and Jordan Harris they’re not out of the woods just yet.
The Canadiens began practicing with their final roster today and their line combinations certainly have people talking, giving them a glimpse of what to expect on Wednesday night against Toronto.
The Montreal Canadiens have made their last round of cuts during training camp ahead of the opening of the 2022-23 season.
Canada Hockey Now
CGY: The Calgary Flames don’t appear to be done shopping this fall, as they’Re looking to add another body.
National Hockey Now
NYI: No surprise on the final roster makeup of the New York Islanders after the deadline passes.
BOS: David Pastrnak’s agent JP Barry and the Boston Bruins are in regular “daily” contact with each other and it sounds like both sides are optimistic something is going to get worked out.
PGH: The Pittsburgh Penguins are the oldest team in the NHL this season and will need to start injecting some youth into their lineup if they want to have success over the next couple of years.
PHI: The Philadelphia Flyers made roster moves Monday and got down to 20 players, but they’re not done tinkering with their roster.
WSH: The Washington Capitals didn’t make it through training camp without losing a couple of key pieces, as they lost two prospects in Axel Jonsson-Fjallby and Brett Leason to the waiver wire.
FLA: The Florida Panthers set their initial roster for the 2022-23 NHL season on Monday evening and will start with only 20 players, leaving them shorthanded to start the year.
DET: Detroit Red Wings showing patience and prioritizing development by sending top prospects to Grand Rapids instead of rushing them to the NHL.
VGK: It may have come the day before the start of the regular season, but the Vegas Golden Knights have finally signed restricted free-agent defenseman Nicolas Hague.
SJS: The San Jose Sharks have set their opening night roster…for now.
DAL: Dallas Stars prospect Wyatt Johnston has made the team, but the real test is just begining.