March 27, 2023

Montreal Canadiens forwards Kirby Dach and Christian Dvorak once again skipped practice Monday in Brossard, enjoying a day of treatment instead.

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Adding defenseman Joel Edmundson, whose condition is assessed daily, and the injured list, there are 14 players head coach Martin St-Louis can’t count on for the day’s drills.

The rest of their healthy teammates were returning to practice for the final game before the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game break. It will take place Tuesday at the Bell Center against the Ottawa Senators.


With his experience, goaltender Jake Allen is well-placed to discuss the role and importance of this break in the midst of a consistently difficult NHL hockey season for players.

Indeed, many of them are playing with injuries and some rest is certainly appreciated. But the return is not always easy.

“There will always be a break because of the all-star game,” Allen said during a press briefing after the session. I think if you look around the league, she’s probably welcome. Several players are suffering from injuries. It’s a long season. It’s definitely hard to leave [après la pause]but at the same time, everyone is in the same boat.

“We’re going to take the break, that should help us,” said St-Louis.


The Canadians will look to end their three-game losing streak and avenge their heavy 5-0 defeat in the Canadian capital on Saturday. But victory or defeat, Saint-Louis says he is satisfied with the progress of his team since the bad times of the holiday season.

“It’s important to feel good as a team,” said St-Louis when asked about the importance of winning this game. Of course you want to win. »

“I’m happy with where we are as a team. We will bring the same [mardi]. We will try to win, but I’m still comfortable enough to start the break where we are as a team. There are positives. »

Thomas Chabot injured, but in uniform

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Archive photo Martin Chevalier

Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot is hampered by an injury that forced him to miss practice Monday, but he will be in uniform against the Canadiens Tuesday in Montreal.

At least that’s what the Ottawa Sun said. The Quebecer temporarily left Saturday’s game against the Habs in the nation’s capital before returning…

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