MONTREAL – Nicolas Roy flashed a beaming smile Thursday afternoon in the Vegas Golden Knights’ designated locker room backstage at the Bell Centre. After being incapacitated by injury for just over three weeks, the Quebecois player knew he would return to action on the evening against the Canadian, and Roy was injured on October 24 against the Philadelphia Flyers. This bad luck forced him to miss nine matches, including the Canadian’s visit to Nevada a week later.
“It’s a lot of fun in Montreal, we’re not going to hide that,” Abetibien admitted. It’s a nice coincidence. But I’m really looking forward to skating and playing with them again. children. »
Roy will complete the trio with William Carrier and Keegan Kolesar. Coach Bruce Cassidy could not have welcomed the 50-goal goalscorer back with more enthusiasm.
“It’s a trio I can rely on in different situations to try to regain the upper hand in the game, and impose our control when the opponent has a good ball. Paid. Without these people, I have to dig a little deeper feeling Or rely on players who play well. Don’t get me wrong, I’m comfortable with all of our trios, but with this trio, we know exactly what we’re getting. It’s comfortable. »
Roy had four points on his record in seven games before suffering the injury.
The Knights, the defending Stanley Cup champions, have gotten off to a roaring start to the season. However, they arrive in Montreal having lost three of their last four games.