Few roster questions stay as Canadiens put together for NHL season opener


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The Canadiens, who open the season in opposition to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday in Toronto (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports activities, TSN 690 Radio), have till 5 p.m. Tuesday to declare their season-opening roster, however the lineup has been solid in stone since coaching camp opened on Jan. three.

With the shortest coaching camp in group historical past and no exhibition video games, head coach Claude Julien set his strains and defence pairings on Day 1 and made solely two minor modifications.

With two left-handed pictures on his third defence pair, Julien began Russian rookie Alexander Romanov on the left facet with Brett Kulak on the fitting, however moved Romanov to the fitting facet after one apply.

Julien has two right-handed pictures taking part in on a line with Jesperi Kotkaniemi. He had used Tyler Toffoli on left wing for many of camp, however he moved Joel Armia from the fitting facet for the previous two practices.

The additions of Toffoli and Josh Anderson allowed Julien to maintain the highest line of Tomas Tatar, Phil Danault and Brendan Gallagher intact.