Lines, Defensive Pairs & Updates – October 5

BROSSARD – The Canadiens took to the ice at the Bell Sports Complex on Tuesday morning for their match against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.

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Here are the defensive lines and pairs present in the morning training:

Tuesday, October 5
Practice 10:30 am
73 – Tyler Toffoli 14 – Nick Suzuki 92 – Jonathan drouin
40 – Joel Armia 71 – Jake Evans 11 – Brendan Gallagher
62 – Artturi Lehkonen 25 – Ryan Poehling 49 – Rafaël Harvey-Pinard
80 – Gabriel Bourque 85 – Mathieu Perreault 60 – Alex Belzile
55 – Michael Pezzetta
8 – Ben Chiarot 20 – Chris Wideman 35 – Samuel Montembeault
21 –Kaiden Guhle 58 – David Savard 30 – Cayden Primeau
27 – Alexander Romanov 36 – Gianni Fairbrother

After being claimed on waivers this weekend, goaltender Samuel Montembeault will officially take his first steps with Montreal.

As for forwards Ryan Poehling and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and defenders Kaiden Guhle and Gianni Fairbrother, they will all get an additional opportunity to impress Habs management.

Once the morning workout is over …

Seven players who won’t face Toronto trained after the rest of the squad. These were the attackers Josh Anderson, Cole Caufield, Christian Dvorak and Jesse Ylönen as well as defenders Brett Kulak and Jeff Petry and the guardian Jake Allen.

During his pre-game press conference, head coach Dominique Ducharme said Caufield would “probably” be in training Thursday night, when the Ottawa Senators are in town.

Video: Ducharme’s pre-match press conference

Ducharme explained that Canadiens medical staff have recommended keeping Caufield out of the game until he is “really 100% ready for contact play,” as he is recovering from an injury to his body. upper body having made him miss a week of the camp.

The Habs instructor also briefly commented on the goalkeeper’s status Carey Price, who was not on the ice Tuesday, contrary to expectations.

According to Ducharme, the experienced cerberus is still ill and has been asked not to come to the arena.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Cole Caufield will probably be in the lineup on Thursday against the Senators, according to Dominique Ducharme. # GoHabsGo / W4Xy6Z6gon

Still there

It seems obvious that Ducharme likes what he sees in Fairbrother.

He took the time to praise the 21-year-old defender, third-round pick (77th overall) in 2019.

“It is quite comprehensive. He’s still a young player, so we want to give him mileage. That’s the goal, for a player like him who comes out of junior, ”explained Ducharme, before making a constant of the qualities of Fairbrother. “He skates well. It reduces the space between him and the opponent quickly. He has a good stick. He is physical when the time is right. His first pass and his raise are good. I think he’s a defender who is doing well in all areas, so we want to make him mileage. “

When he took the mic, Fairbrother identified Calgary Flames defenseman Chris Tanev as a role model when it comes to his style of play.

Video: Gianni Fairbrother on his style of play

The Canadiens prospect went on to describe his own style of play as follows:

“Especially in my last years in junior, I took pride in my defensive play and being difficult to face. I was doing my job in the defensive zone, bringing the puck back, giving it to the forwards and doing what I could in the attacking zone. But my priority was to be tough defensively and move the puck better. “

The former Everett Silvertips (LHOu) made his professional debut last season, appearing in three meetings with the Laval Rocket.

The tweet of the day

A few players showed off their shootout skills on Tuesday.

And we captured some of the best maneuvers on camera.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: If you ever like beautiful goals. Moves on moves on moves. # GoHabsGo

It looks like Ducharme will be spoiled for choice when the time comes to decide on a shootout winner.


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