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Breaking: the Canadiens have just made a last-minute change and Arber Xhekaj is officially spared from being sent down

Published January 28, 2024 at 9:43
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After he was surprisingly scratched from his team's lineup by Martin St-Louis last night, many believed that young defenseman Arber Xhekaj would be immediately sent down to the Laval Rocket.

That was the rumor circulating. Finally, we have our answer.

The Canadiens send down a player, but not Arber Xhekaj



The verdict has come down. In the early hours of the night, the CH did indeed announce a send-down, but not of Xhekaj!


"The Canadiens have assigned forward Lucas Condotta to the Laval Rocket." - Montreal Canadiens

The Sheriff stays! Good news!

This also means that, as was the case last season, Condotta's call-up lasted only one game.

- 1 point in 1 game last season
- No points in 1 game this season

Perhaps it wouldn't have been a bad idea to claim Adam Ruzicka, after all? Let's remember that the young Slovak was available for free on the NHL waivers the day before yesterday.

We're talking about a big center player, 6 feet 4 inches and 214 pounds, who has collected 41 points in his last 44 AHL games.

In short, coming back to Condotta, he will add reinforcement to JF Houle's squad, as the 26-year-old center has amassed 13 points in 37 games with the Laval Rocket in this 2023-24 campaign.

Details to follow.


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Breaking: the Canadiens have just made a last-minute change and Arber Xhekaj is officially spared from being sent down

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