Arber Xhekaj has just broken the silence, he sends a huge message and he will not be returning to the Canadiens so quickly

Published December 5, 2023 at 3:11 PM
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As you know, yesterday afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens took us by surprise by announcing the demotion of young Arber Xhekaj to the AHL, with the Laval Rocket.

A decision that caused a lot of reactions.

Today, it was the turn of the main person concerned to react:

Arber Xhekaj on the Habs' decision to send him to the AHL:


"It was a bit of a surprise.. from their point of view, it made sense. They want to see me play a lot of minutes and develop my game." - Arber Xhekaj

Most likely, he will indeed not be returning to the Canadiens as quickly as that.

"It looks like Arber will be in Laval for a while." - HFTV

This actually coincides with what Martin St-Louis seemed to mention in a press conference.

Xhekaj also admitted to being disappointed, but not defeated:

"Obviously it's hard, no one likes to go down, but I'm here now and can only go up. There's a good group of players, and I met many of them when I came back this summer." - Arber

As for the duration of his stay in Laval, there really isn't a time limit:

"I wasn't given a deadline, I was just told it was coming and he needed to improve." - J-F Houle

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