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We have just learned which player will most likely leave the Canadiens to resolve the surplus of players

Published December 27, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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With the return to play of Jordan Harris, it was the big pending issue and we possibly finally have the answer.

Who would be most affected by Harris's return to health?

Emil Heineman sent to Laval? Gustav Lindstrom placed on waivers? Another young defenseman sent to Laval?

See the post by the excellent journalist Luc Gélinas, from RDS. It seems clear:


"No. Emil Heineman was not at practice. The CH should officially assign him to the Rocket Laval tomorrow to make room for Harris in the lineup." - Luc Gélinas

It's interesting to note that it's a young forward who would pay the price of a defenseman's return to play, but well, it temporarily solves the problem.

One defenseman too many



Especially following the publication by Eric Engels earlier today, it seems to really be just a matter of time before Lindstrom ends up on waivers, but in short, it probably won't be tomorrow.

In the short term, it is therefore Heineman who will leave the Habs according to all indications.

Heineman, 22 years old, has accumulated 4 points in 7 games this season in the AHL as well as 0 points in 2 games in the NHL. The 2nd round pick was acquired in a trade with the Calgary Flames almost two years ago already.

Details to follow.

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We have just learned which player will most likely leave the Canadiens to resolve the surplus of players

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