The Montreal Canadiens continued to get their roster closer to the one that will represent the team on opening night in nine day. Montreal cut three players this morning, reducing their roster size down to 36 left in camp.
The Canadiens announced that 2013 first round pick Michael McCarron, 2012 second rounder Sebastien Collberg and goaltender Dustin Tokarski have been released from training camp.
McCarron will head to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, where he will play his first season of Major Junior, under the renowned tutelage of Dale and Mark Hunter.
Collberg is heading back overseas, where he will play for his home town team in Frolunda, in the Swedish Elite League. The winger has officially wrapped up his first NHL camp, and showed he still has plenty of developing to do before he can crack an NHL roster.
Tokarski is the only one of the three who will be subject to waivers, and therefore could be claimed by any other team. If he is not, he will report to the Hamilton Bulldogs, whose training camp just got underway on Friday. Dustin would be an excellent depth option for the Canadiens, and would help a young Bulldogs team to win some games if he goes unclaimed.
The Canadiens will finish their pre-season action this week, as they face the New Jersey Devils on Monday, and then face the Ottawa Senators on back to back nights, on Wednesday and Thursday.