Alexander Romanov cannot play for Canadiens throughout postseason

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Alexander Romanov can’t wait to placed on a Canadiens jersey. Whereas there’s an opportunity he’ll be part of the crew for coaching camp and Part Three of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan subsequent week, Romanov gained’t be enjoying within the 24-team postseason event subsequent month.

The Canadiens had hoped Romanov can be cleared to play, however when a memorandum of understanding between the NHL and the gamers’ affiliation was reached on Monday it was determined no gamers signed after play was halted on March 12 due to COVID-19 can be allowed to play when the league resumes motion.

There’s nonetheless the chance Romanov, who has been conserving in form by enjoying in a Three-on-Three event in his native Moscow, will likely be invited to the Canadiens’ coaching camp so he can meet his new teammates and get a jump-start on studying the crew’s system. However camps are restricted to 30 skaters and the Canadiens could also be reluctant to make use of a kind of spots on somebody who can’t play.