it won’t be tonight against the Jets

The Canadian held a short morning skating this morning. reminder : the Jets will be at the Bell Center tonight (without Mark Scheifele, who injured his upper body yesterday in Ottawa). Scheifele remained with the team, but he will not play.

There is especially one thing to remember from this morning workout: Carey Price will not be in front of the Canadian goal tonightas many expected.

Price jumped on the ice this morning…

After there were three goalkeepers in total: Price, Montembeault and Primeau. And everything indicates that it is Montembeault who will get the start.

After tonight’s game, Carey Price will only have nine games to play in hopes of playing at least one game in 2021-22. It’s going to start to get tight (but I’m still confident he’ll be able to play by the end of the month). Remember that his goal – even before catching the hand-foot-mouth virus – was to play at least one game in April. We are only the 11…

Will Price be used as a backup goaltender tonight? It would surprise me enormously. It would be weird to see him return to the game as a relief to Samuel Montembeault at the Bell Centre. Can you imagine the ovation he would receive as Montembeault left the rink? When he’s ready, Price will let Martin St-Louis know, and Martin St-Louis will surely give him the green light. He will not sit at the end of the bench.

Could we see Price getting his first American League start? It’s a possibility… but that would surprise me, too. Management will likely prefer to see Price play in a somewhat more relaxed NHL environment than in a robust AHL playoff chase.

Wednesday in Columbus? Friday at the Bell Center? Saturday at the Bell Center? We’ll see.

Note that Nick Suzuki missed another training session in order to undergo treatment. Hopefully he won’t have to miss a first game this season.

Paul Byron and Ryan Poehling, both injured, skated with their teammates.

We haven’t seen Justin Barron, who is expected to miss another game. We would also be due for a small medical update in his case, Chantal. #Eh eh

Chris Wideman, Kale Clague, Laurent Dauphin, Mathieu Perreault and Michael Pezzetta worked extra time at the end of practice. Conclusion : Poehling, Byron, Ylonen and Schueneman will indeed find their place in the formation this evening.

Stay to know who will be the third striker left out…

Cayden Primeau should meanwhile be the substitute goalkeeper for Montembeault (who hasn’t played much lately). And Jordan Harris should have the chance to play another game at the Bell Centre…

Collecting three points the other night will not have pushed Clague and Wideman up the team’s depth chart…

For who will takeyou tonight? The Canadian and the (cursed) Jets?

Oh yes…William Lagesson will once again be left out. I almost forgot about it…

A lot of

– Injuries that hurt in Boston.

– Will the NHL suspend Evgeni Malkin?

– Great photo!

– Several American university hockey players signed their first professional contracts during the weekend.

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