Defender Victor Mete will likely play his first game of the season on Monday night.
In morning training, Mete was paired with Alexander Romanov on the Canadiens’ third duet. Note, Romanov was transferred to the left, he who until then played on the right of Brett Kulak. The latter trained with Cale Fleury on the duo of reservists.
Used consistently since his NHL debut, Mete, 22, has watched the Habs’ first eight games from the press gallery in recent weeks. His agent Darren Ferris also let it be known on Saturday that his client wanted to be traded in order to have the opportunity to play.
Meanwhile, forward Josh Anderson trained with his teammates. His case represented a question mark after he was withdrawn from Saturday’s meeting due to flu-like symptoms. The COVID-19 tests he underwent came back negative and he resumed his post to the right of Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin.
Carey Price will be the starting goalie on Monday night as the Canadiens host the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Center.