The players likely to replace Anderson and Dvorak in the lineup are revealed

Elias Edmonson
January 3, 2024  (11:57)

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As Christian Dvorak has been out of the lineup for the last two games, it was Josh Anderson's turn to fall in battle this Tuesday night. The number 17 of the CH could not put weight on his leg after a collision with Thomas Harley.

According to Dr. Harjas Grewal, he could miss up to 6 months at worst or 4 to 6 weeks at best depending on the MRI results.
Thus, the CH ended the game against the Stars with 10 forwards, as an 11-7 lineup was chosen due to Dvorak's absence. It is therefore normal that the team was quite tired at the end of the game as they played one man short for more than six minutes.
Fortunately for everyone, this season's holiday travel is now a thing of the past. Kent Hughes, however, has a lot of work to do as he will need to find offensive reinforcements for the club. The announcer for the Laval Rocket, Anthony Marcotte, has identified three players who could eventually arrive in Montreal.
According to him, the competition will be between Emil Heineman, Sean Farrell, and Brandon Gignac. However, the first two are more likely to join the main club in the coming days, while Gignac, despite performing well in Laval this season, does not have an NHL contract.
"It looks like a double call-up to the offense from Laval is coming in the next few hours to compensate for the losses of Dvorak and Anderson.

I have the impression that we will make a priority call to Emil Heineman. The second one will be interesting. Brandon Gignac remains the most deserving, but he needs a contract. I would not be surprised if we call on Sean Farrell who just had an excellent week with the Rocket.\"

- Anthony Marcotte

However, Kent Hughes might offer a major league deal to Gignac to reward him for his efforts. The veteran of 254 NHL games, who was a 3rd round pick (80th overall) of the New Jersey Devils in the 2016 draft, has only one game of experience in the NHL. He has scored 10 goals and 18 assists (28 points) in 30 games this season.
This matter should not be long to conclude as the Habs will play their next game Thursday night at the Bell Centre against the Buffalo Sabres.
The players likely to replace Anderson and Dvorak in the lineup are revealed

In your opinion, who will be called up by the Habs?

Emil Heineman46959.8 %
Sean Farrell17422.2 %
Brandon Gignac14118 %
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