Last minute surprise in Martin St-Louis trios tonight

BY MARCO    JANUARY 17, 2023  (5:58 PM)
I think we can say it concretely, what a crappy day in the Montreal Canadiens organization today.

GM Kent Hughes must have a headache with roster management, as three regular players were placed on the injured list in Joel Armia, Jake Evans and Juraj Slafkovsky.

To compensate, the Tricolore recalled Rafael Harvey-Pinard and Rem Pitlick from Laval. They will go straight into the lineup for tonight's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

There will be a huge surprise on the first line, as Jesse Ylonen will be used along with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield.


As for Pitlick and RHP, they should form the fourth lineup.

MSL will also have veteran defenseman Michael Matheson back in the lineup to solidify the team's defense. Chris Wideman is expected to be the odd man out tonight.

In fact, everything indicates that the coach will use a lineup of 11 forwards and seven defensemen, since Jonathan Drouin is a doubt for tonight.

Samuel Montembeault should also get his fifth straight start.

Here are Martin St-Louis' defensive trios and pairs (Michael Matheson will replace Wideman in the lineup):


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