The Montreal Canadiens are getting closer to the point where something has to give, and David Schlemko, Karl Alzner, and Jordie Benn look to be the options.
Saturday nights have always been a good night for hockey. Besides the lure of Hockey Night in Canada and the weekly Don Cherry rant, Headlines are one of the moments that make you sit in silence and stare at the screen to see what the NHL Insiders had to say. Last week’s had a tidbit of information that involved the Montreal Canadiens and possible future decisions.
According to Elliotte Friedman, the Habs may be looking to move pieces in preparation of the roster logjam once players start to return. Marc Bergevin apparently tried to do this earlier in the season, but couldn’t, and that’s what led to Jacob de La Rose being placed and claimed off waivers.
The key returnee here is Shea Weber. The Habs captain has been out for nearly a year and is on his way to coming back to the lineup after two offseason surgeries.
Word now is if management makes a move, it’ll be along the blueline.
Granted, that was before Noah Juulsen was taken out of the lineup. The 21-year-old was taken out of the Washington Capitals game after taking two pucks to the face. Good thing for visors as it could’ve been a lot worse for Juulsen, but he will be out with a facial fracture.
Nicolas Deslauriers suffered the same thing after a preseason fight against the New Jersey Devils took him out, and he is still wearing a cage despite returning to the lineup. However, even with Juulsen on the sidelines, that doesn’t change the predicament the Montreal Canadiens find themselves in.