It is defenseman Alexander Romanov’s turn to pass his turn on Tuesday night as the Montreal Canadiens face the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Center.
This is what head coach Claude Julien said during his pre-match press briefing.
The 21-year-old Russian will be replaced in the CH formation by Brett Kulak, who will play in a duet with Victor Mete.
Julien explained his decision by mentioning the importance of maintaining a rotation of his staff.
This is the first game the freshman will miss this season. In nine encounters, Romanov amassed a goal and an assist for two points. He also maintained a +4 differential.