01:00 GOAL! Nick Suzuki completes a nice pass from teammate Josh Anderson after just one minute of play.
00:00 – Beginning of the meeting.
While his situation has caused a lot of talk in recent hours, Victor Mete will play tonight against the Canucks, his first game of the season.
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Claude Julien confirmed the news at the end of the team’s morning training. Session in which the 22-year-old defender paired up with Alexander Romanov.
“I had a discussion with him last week. I told him I was planning to include him in the training soon. He had a good camp. Yes, the team is healthy, but we must not leave a player in the stands for too long, ”said the Habs driver.
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On Saturday night, as the Habs contested the victory against the Flames, rumors circulated that the Mete clan demanded a transaction. Rumors which were confirmed a few hours later by the player’s agent.
However, Julien ensures that this request has no connection with the decision to allow him to face the Canucks.
“We intended to use it tonight. It was part of our plan, said the Franco-Ontarian. What came out this weekend were the strategies of agents who want to put pressure on teams. This is not what will bother us or make us change our mind. “
Anderson at his post
Brett Kulak will give way to the young Ontarian. Julien assured that he had nothing to reproach him with, even if he received two penalties on Saturday night.
“We have to allow Victor Mete to play. This is the only reason. This is the kind of rotation that we risk seeing, with some players, during the season, ”said Julien.
In addition, Josh Anderson and Jesperi Kotkaniemi will indeed be at their posts tonight. Anderson was taken out of the game and sent home as a preventive measure in the second period, as Kotkaniemi was hit hard in the head by Dillon Dube.
Two negative COVID-19 tests confirmed there had been more fear than harm in Anderson’s case.
Forward Joel Armia will not take part in the match, who has been out of the game for more than a week. However, he skated once again about twenty minutes before his teammates.
Carey Price will resume his place in front of the CH net during this first of two games in as many nights between the two teams. Claude Julien’s men had five points out of a possible six during their stint in British Columbia earlier this season, scoring 17 goals in the process.
However, the CH were muzzled by the Calgary Flames and Jacob Markstrom last Saturday, suffering a 2-0 loss. The team is still second in the NHL North section with 12 points. . The Canucks, third in the same section, have the same number of points, but have played three more games.
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