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Three Players Officially Healthy Scratched Tonight

Published December 30, 2023 at 5:41 PM

Earlier today, the Montreal Canadiens announced that there will be no further changes to the lineup.

That makes a total of two changes for Martin St-Louis, involving a goalkeeper and Kovacevic

Therefore, two defenders are being sent to the stands tonight in Florida, namely Johnatan Kovacevic and Gustav Lindstrom.

Also, please note that Jake Allen is taking Cayden Primeau's place in front of the net. He will be Martin St-Louis' starting goalkeeper and will be closely watched by numerous general managers from around the NHL.

"No changes to the Canadiens' lineup for tonight's game except for Jake Allen who will be in front of the net. Gustav Lindstrom and Johnathan Kovacevic are the extras skating in Sunrise."

- Renaud Lavoie

Allen, 33 years old, has a record of 4-6-2 this season, an average of 3.43 and an efficiency rate of 0.904.

Kovacevic, 26 years old, 6 feet 5 inches and 223 pounds, has accumulated 5 points in 33 games this season, with a positive differential of +4. It's surprising to see him being removed from the lineup.

Do you like these decisions? Do you believe the Canadiens will win tonight?

December 30   |   721 answers
Three Players Officially Healthy Scratched Tonight

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