Broussard – Defender Joel Edmondson may soon make his first game of the season for the Montreal Canadiens, even if there’s nothing definitive about it just yet.
Edmondson, who has not played since July 7, 2021 in the Stanley Cup Final, wore a white shirt to training Monday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Broussard.
It’s a step forward for him, as the 28-year-old trained with his teammates in a blue unchecked jersey on Friday. CH noted that Edmondson will accompany his colleagues in western Canada, but confirmed that he will not encounter aircraft in Winnipeg, Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, striker Joel Jeremiah, who wore a burgundy contactless shirt last Friday, also wore a plain shirt. So he could soon return to the game as well, after receiving a cross kick in the face of striker Robert Thomas of the St. Louis Blues on February 17. It is not clear at the moment whether he will return to his post on Tuesday.
The training session was halted briefly so striker Cedric Paquette could leave the ice after blocking a shot from Mathieu Perrault with his right skate. However, interim coach Martin St. Louis mentioned that Paquette will accompany the team on his trip.
After its stop at Winnipeg, where it will be aiming for a sixth straight victory, Bleu-blanc-rouge will cross the Calgary Flames. This will be striker Tyler Toffoli’s first game against his former team since February 14. Toffoli has scored four goals and one assist in six matches since joining Flames.
CH will continue his trip with a visit to the Oilers in Edmonton on Saturday, before completing it by facing the Canucks in Vancouver next Wednesday.
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