Yes, Cole Caufield will be on the ice tonight in Calgary as the Canadians face the flames.
It was Dominic Ducharme who emphasized the least secrecy of hockey in Montreal at the end of the afternoon.
“He has to play,” replied the Canadian coach. It’s his first game in the national league … he is a young player but we are very happy to have him with us. ”
That’s all Ducharme has been able to confirm, because there are still a lot of details to work on before facing their first night-time showdown in Calgary.
First: Who will leave the training?
In the near future, the Canadian has a sick player, Jonathan Drouin, who doesn’t seem to be doing a better job. “It has been a while since he left his room,” he was content with Ducharme’s response to him. The Quebec attacker will not have symptoms related to COVID-19, the team has already announced.
Then two other attackers, Paul Byron and Thomas Tatar, are late after injuries, and it remains to be seen whether or not they can play Monday evening.
In the near term, to free up payroll and allow Cofield to play tonight, the Canadian appointed defender Alexander Romanov to the reserve team. In fact, calling Caufield in an emergency situation allows the club to retain its final right of summons.
All this is a little complicated but whatever. Caufield, the club’s first choice in the 2019 draft, will be there. Dominic Ducharme also hinted that the youngster would not be invited to play an additional role on board Triple Four, for example.
“He will play on the power game,” the coach added. I planned some scenarios for him. Either way, it will be well surrounded. ”
That’s all we know for now.
In the network, nothing has been confirmed, but we can expect veteran Jake Allen to return.
Behind him the complications of matters, whether for salary reasons or the maximum salary. On this topic, Dominic Ducharme was unable to say who would sit Caiden Primo or Charlie Lindgren in the swing chair.