Placing Sean Monahan on the Montreal Canadiens’ top line with Suzuki and Caufield could benefit the club in more ways than one.
The Canadiens performed some roster gymnastics and line juggling after Jake Allen was ruled out.
Updates on Logan Mailloux and Filip Mesar’s OHL starts.
That, more Montreal Canadiens, NHL news, and NHL trade rumours in the latest MHN Canadiens Daily:
Placing Sean Monahan on the Canadiens’ top line beside Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield is a wise bet, for more reasons than one:
In Jake Allen’s absence, the Canadiens performed some roster gymnastics and line juggling prior to their game against the returning Jeff Petry and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Canadiens assigned two of their 1st round picks, Logan Mailloux and Filip Mesar to the OHL last week, but they have yet to make their debuts.
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WSH: There was a notable absence at the Washington Capitals morning skate, as Evgeny Kuznetsov was missing.
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SJS: The San Jose Sharks have now lost four in a row, including an embarrassing 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Are the Sharks actually just plain bad?
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