A player is about to be removed from the Canadiens' roster and it's causing a stir

Published October 26, 2022 at 5:47 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

We have been talking about it for a few days already, but everything indicates that we are there now.

It smells like a return to action tomorrow for defenseman Joel Edmundson, and that means that a defenseman will have to be removed from the Montreal Canadiens' lineup by Martin St-Louis, who will indeed have a big decision to make.


Many are pointing to Chris Wideman to take his place, but the fact is that he is right handed, while Edmundson is left handed.


Will Martin St-Louis want to keep three right-handers, or will he compromise? That's the question we're asking, and we'll obviously have the answer in a few hours.

The defensemen most likely to be bailed out seem to be :

- Johnathan Kovacevic
- Chris Wideman
- Arber Xhekaj

The logic is simple, while Kaiden Guhle and Jordan Harris (the other two left-handers currently in uniform) seem to be untouchable right now because they impress and because St. Louis uses them so much.

David Savard has also secured his spot. That leaves the other three names mentioned above.

Which defenseman do you think should be removed from the Montreal Canadiens' lineup to make room for Joel Edmundson?

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October 26   |   711 answers
A player is about to be removed from the Canadiens' roster and it's causing a stir

Which defenseman do you think should be removed from the Montreal Canadiens' lineup to make room for Joel Edmundson?

Kovacevic29441.4 %
Wideman33046.4 %
Xhekaj365.1 %
Other517.2 %
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