It’s Jonathan Drouin’s turn to speak to the media in the early afternoon, live from Brossard.
The Quebec striker explained that rehabilitation after his wrist injury is going well. He is expected to be ready for boot camp in September, and back on the ice during the summer in order to arrive at his best.
#CH Jonathan Drouin says he will be ready to open camp in September.
– Richard Lapp (@Richardlabbe) April 30, 2022
When asked about his future in Montreal, the winger made it clear that he feels good here and that he wants to help the team, especially with the new style of play being played.
“I feel 100 times better than I ever felt in this environment. I no longer try to control everything (!) […] My goal is to play 82 games next season” – Druin of his desire to be part of the solution in Montreal.
– Marc-Andre Perreault (@MA_PerreaultTVA) April 30, 2022
When Darwin is in good shape, he doesn’t usually have a problem with production, but health is key in his condition. In the past three seasons, he has played only 34, 44 and 27 matches.
If not bought or traded, it will be very interesting to see how Quebec performs under Martin St Louis. The latter showed that he leaves much more room than his predecessors for talented attackers (such as Darwin).
Will we finally see Jonathan Drouin dress up as Canadians?
Remember, he has only one year ($5.5 million) left on his contract. So he will absolutely have to prove to the Habs and other NHL clubs that he can stay healthy.
– Drouin also talked about how important Jay LaFleur is to him.
“It’s always been back to the same thing with Jay: it’s a game and you should have fun. It often reminds me of this when I saw it”: https://t.co/dvR1xI1fOO #GoHabsGo #VATSports pic.twitter.com/Oa5v2N5HFX
– TVA Sports (TVASports) April 30, 2022
– He also provided more specific details about the course of his injury.
Drouin – “Wrist lost the game vs. Vegas in January. Rehab got longer and taller. Goal after the first half came back vs. Ottawa, I knew my wrist was done but I wanted to finish the match.” He underwent surgery after that.
– Radio TSN 690 (@TSN690) April 30, 2022
Brendan Gallagher’s words were very good to Caufield.
– Montreal Canadiens (CanadiensMTL) April 30, 2022
Romanov will stay in North America this summer.
# love Alexander Romanov says he will spend this season training in North America in Montreal and possibly somewhere in the States as well.
– Bryanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) April 30, 2022
– It’s good to hear that! Remember that Romanov becomes FRG this summer.
“Hipster-friendly tv trailblazer. Problem solver. Infuriatingly humble introvert. Reader. Student. Subtly charming bacon maven.”