Photo of Juraj Slafkovsky
Photo credit:

Sad exit for Juraj Slafkovsky and the worst is confirmed

Published April 9, 2024 at 5:27 PM

In a press conference today, the young forward for the Canadiens, Juraj Slafkovsky, opened his heart and made a sad statement.

Let's remember that the worst was confirmed today for his very good friend, and the 2023-2024 season of Arber Xhekaj is officially over.

Many emotions in the locker room following this announcement and Juraj Slafkovsky does not hesitate to express them!

Clearly, it's news that indeed saddens many players of the Habs, starting with Juraj.

«Juraj Slafkovsky, on the fact that Arber Xhekaj's season is over: "it's sad that he won't come with us for this last trip..."» - Via Priyanta Emrith

You can feel that it creates a void in the locker room, and it's clear that it has affected the young Slovak forward.

It must be said that Juraj Slafkovsky and Arber Xhekaj are almost always together, having entered the NHL at the same time last season.

It must also be said that a long recovery period awaits the Sheriff, which could really complicate things for next season.

«We don't know what this means for his future (my colleague Maxime Truman doesn't seem to think that Arber Xhekaj is guaranteed to stay in town long term), but in the short term, it means he will not make the last trip of the season.

And that, it makes Juraj Slafkovsky sad. Had he planned to go out with WiFi?» - Charles-Alexis Brisebois

Let's just hope, for Xhekaj, that his rehabilitation goes well and that he's 100% ready for the next training camp. It's far from certain, but there's a chance!



April 9   |   569 answers
Sad exit for Juraj Slafkovsky and the worst is confirmed

Would you trade Arber Xhekaj and the Jets' 2024 1st round pick for Trevor Zegras?

Yes12321.6 %
No44678.4 %
Latest 10 stories