There will be some movement at the Montreal Canadiens' training camp in the coming days

Published October 1, 2021 at 3:46 PM

As previously reported, the Montreal Canadiens made a major retrenchment wave today, with no less than 19 players being dealt to the minor leagues. Dominique Ducharme's team is now preparing to play two games in 24 hours against the Ottawa Senators on Friday and Saturday night.

These two games should serve as a barometer for the evaluation of the players still in camp. In fact, Dominique Ducharme plans to cut his squad in half following Saturday night's game, which means that these two games will serve as a last chance for several elements of the team.

In the meantime, Ducharme would apparently like to have the chance to evaluate one last time the young Swedish player Mattias Norlinder, who is struggling with a minor injury whose nature has not yet been revealed.

Norlinder has played one pre-season game so far and will be re-evaluated in the coming hours.

Speaking of injuries, Dominique Ducharme gave an update on the health of several of his injured players, including veterans Carey Price and Joel Edmundson. They are not spending any time on the ice, in order to avoid a longer absence. However, both are expected to return to training with the rest of their teammates by next week.

Finally, the young Cole Caufield should also return to practice very soon, he has been absent since Monday night's warm-up session before the game against the Maple Leafs. The duration of his absence should not exceed what was initially planned, that is to say one week.

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