Alexander Romanov could be struck from the Canadiens for the first time in his career Tuesday night.
According to TVA Sports colleague Marc-André Perreault, Romanov took part in training Tuesday morning in Brossard, in preparation for the duel against the Vancouver Canucks. The Habs had announced a drill for reserve team players only, which Romanov and Brett Kulak also participated in, as did goaltenders Carey Price and Jake Allen.
Kulak was participating since he was left out on Monday. On the other hand, at the end of the session, Kulak returned to the locker room first, while Romanov performed additional exercises, which is usually done by supernumerary players.
Romanov committed a neutral zone turnaround that led directly to the Canucks’ first goal on Monday in the first period. He still played 19 minutes.
If Romanov is well and truly left out, the third duo of CH should be made up of Kulak and Victor Mete.
Jake Allen is expected to defend the Canadiens’ net. According to Perreault, he was the one who did exercises with Stéphane Waite on Tuesday morning.
Claude Julien will address the media at the end of the afternoon.