Canadian: Jake Evans on forced leave, Mike Hoffman very close to goal

Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans missed Monday’s practice at the Bell Center, while Mike Hoffman is on his way home as he played in the third line during the session.

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On this day of official team photo, the Habs players skated at the regular home of the training, except that Evans was instead subjected to treatment. Claimed on waivers a few days ago, Adam Brooks pivoted the line of Hoffman and Brendan Gallagher.

Not sure if he’ll be in action during the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge’s next game, Brooks said he was excited to meet up with the archenemies of the Toronto Maple Leafs, his former organization. Now he wants to impress driver Dominique Ducharme enough to get playing time.

“I have to be responsible, being in the right place and doing the little things. […] I will do what will be asked of me and I hope to obtain the confidence of the coaches ”, he affirmed in point of press, while declaring himself privileged to train alongside the veterans Hoffman and Gallagher, who know of beautiful careers in his eyes.

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At the back, Sami Niku formed a pair with Brett Kulak, while Chris Wideman was the additional defender.

Still looking for a point in the standings, the Canadian will host the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Here is the training of the CH in training:

  • Toffoli-Suzuki-Caufield
  • Drouin-Dvorak-Anderson
  • Hoffman-Brooks-Gallagher
  • Lehkonen-Perreault-Armia
  • Belzile
  • Romanov-Petry
  • Chiarot-Savard
  • Ear-Niku
  • Wideman
  • Montembeault

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