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Insider reveals Habs player could have played his last season

Published March 28, 2024 at 9:56

On TVA Sports, journalist Renaud Lavoie just made a worrisome statement regarding forward Tanner Pearson.

Another hard blow that could hit the 31-year-old forward. It's young to be talking about retirement.

Career over for a Montreal Canadiens forward? That's what has just been declared and suggested as a possibility for Tanner Pearson

Quietly, Pearson has been left out of the last two games for the Canadiens, during which the team has played very well.

"With 11 games left in the 2023-2024 regular season, it's legitimate to wonder if the 31-year-old veteran has already played his last game with the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge.

Journalist Renaud Lavoie even thinks it's possible that his career in the National Hockey League might be over." - Via TVA Sports

Lavoie believes his future in the NHL is indeed in danger, even though he is a good teammate and a fairly good defensive player.

"The question I'm asking myself is whether there is a future for him in the National League?"

"He really has no future with the Canadiens, and I'm eager to see about the rest in the National Hockey League." - Renaud Lavoie

We sincerely hope he can prolong his career, probably somewhere other than Montreal, because he is a player and a person who has gone through so much in the past few years.

"We must not forget that this guy had problems following a wrist surgery last year, while he was with the Canucks. That case ended so badly. He got an infection and it was botched," added Renaud Lavoie

Unfortunately, this has had a huge impact on his career.

Pearson, 31, was a 1st round pick by the Los Angeles Kings in 2012. He has accumulated 284 points, including 138 goals, in 639 NHL career games.

This season, he has scored 5 goals and 7 assists (12 points) in 49 games.

He is currently earning $3.25 million per year, but he will be free as a bird this summer. His goal will probably just be to find a job in the NHL.

It's so sad and unfortunate, because before his infection, he was playing great hockey and was probably experiencing the best moments of his career in the NHL. He had just had a few seasons of 45 to 50 points / 82 games.

March 28   |   407 answers
Insider reveals Habs player could have played his last season

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