Romanov to join CH | VAT News

Latest developments in the Alexander Romanov case: the young defender will train with the Montreal Canadiens during phase 3 of the National Hockey League (NHL) return to play protocol.

This was announced by the CH, Sunday evening, by revealing the list of 33 players invited to training camp.

Romanov will not be able to play in a Bettman Circuit playoff game this summer, but he can at least get a taste of the NHL.

As of Monday noon, the Canadians will have a 53-hour window to reach an agreement with the Russian on the terms of an entry contract starting in 2019-2020. By burning the first of the three years of the agreement, the CH would allow Romanov to train with the team during the qualifying round and the rest of the series (if applicable …).

TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie expects the team to decide.

If he does not sign his entry contract with the Habs by the end of the 53-hour window, Romanov will have other options. He could come to an agreement with a European lineup to start playing as soon as possible, but it is unclear at this time if this would make him ineligible for the 2020-2021 NHL season.

Here is the complete list of players who will participate in the training camp:

Forwards (17)

  • Joel Armia
  • Alex Belzile
  • Paul Byron
  • Phillip Danault
  • Laurent Dauphin
  • Max Domi
  • Jonathan Drouin
  • Jake Evans
  • Brendan Gallagher
  • Charles Hudon
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi
  • Artturi Lehkonen
  • Ryan Poehling
  • Nick Suzuki
  • Tomas Tatar
  • Jordan Weal
  • Dale way

Defenders (12)

  • Josh Brook
  • Ben Chiarot
  • Cale Fleury
  • Christian Folin
  • Noah Juulsen
  • Brett Kulak
  • Victor Mete
  • Gustav Olofsson
  • Xavier Ouellet
  • Jeff Petry
  • Alexander Romanov
  • Shea Weber

Guardians (4)

  • Charlie Lindgren
  • Michael McNiven
  • Carey Price
  • Cayden Primeau

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