Big statement from Francis Bouillon on Logan Mailloux, and it says a lot about his future with the Montreal Canadiens.
BY MARCO AUGUST 31, 2023 (12:43)
In the meantime, Mailloux continues to prepare for training camp, but even if he receives Bettman's absolution, don't make the mistake of thinking he'll play for the CH this year. He'll have to earn his spot.
According to Francis Bouillon, the defenseman is quite an athlete and a surprise is always possible, but he'll have to prove himself.
Mailloux was suspended two years ago and missed a lot of games following an injury last year.
What could work in his favour is the Habs' weakness on the right side of defence. But we have to be realistic. It would be very surprising for Mailloux to break into the CH lineup with only 65 games played in the last two years.
Bouillon's message is that, for his development, the best thing would be for him to play a full year in Laval.
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