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Wow: surprise announcement from the Canadiens and it's officially over for Justin Barron as a regular in the lineup

Published January 13, 2024 at 2:24 PM
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During the Montreal Canadiens' press conferences in the last few minutes, the organization confirmed some changes.

It's over for Justin Barron in the regular lineup.

Johnathan Kovacevic takes Justin Barron's spot in the Lineup



«The head coach indicates that Johnathan Kovacevic will take Justin Barron's place in defense against Edmonton.» - Montreal Canadiens



After having a very long audition and having almost cemented his role as a regular in the CH lineup, it turns out that Barron's recent performances have brought him back to square one.

He is no longer a regular, and Jayden Struble seems to have surpassed him in the hierarchy.

A file that will be interesting to follow, with the large surplus in defense.


Here's the other announcement from the organization regarding today's lineup.



«Samuel Montembeault will be back in goal against the Oilers.» - Montreal Canadiens

This is a very interesting decision (the right one in our opinion), but it once again benches veteran Jake Allen.

It could have been a good opportunity to showcase Allen or Cayden Primeau to the Oilers for a possible trade, but Montembeault also deserved this start. Absolutely.


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