Canadiens Recreation Day: Prepare for the Habs-Leafs rivalry to warmth up


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The traces

Right here’s how the ahead traces and defence pairings are anticipated to search for the Canadiens in opposition to the Leafs:

Tatar – Danault – Gallagher
Drouin – Suzuki – Anderson
Toffoli – Kotkaniemi – Armia
Byron – Evans – Lehkonen

Chiarot – Weber
Edmundson – Petry
Kulak – Romanov

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What’s subsequent?

Thursday will likely be a journey day for the Canadiens, with no apply, as they fly to Edmonton, the place they may face the Oilers on Saturday (7 p.m., CITY, SNE, SNW, SNP, TVA Sports activities, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) and Monday (9 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).

After that, the Canadiens head to Vancouver for video games in opposition to the Canucks subsequent Wednesday (10 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM), Thursday (9:30 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM) and Saturday (7 p.m., CBC, CITY, SN, TVA Sports activities).

Trois-Rivières will get ECHL group

The ECHL introduced Tuesday that there will likely be two growth franchises for the 2021-22 season with new groups in Trois-Rivières and Coralville, Iowa.

The Trois-Rivières franchise, which is predicted to be a farm group for the Canadiens, will play out of the Le Nouveau Colisée, a brand new area that may maintain four,390 followers. The Canadiens haven’t had an ECHL farm group since its settlement with the Brampton Beast expired in 2018.

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