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Injury alert: Another forward injured for the Canadiens

Published December 31, 2023 at 12:50

When you play with fire, you eventually get burned. The Canadiens will have to play with seven defensemen tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning because Christian Dvorak is injured. Johnathan Kovacevic will be added to the lineup.

Indeed, the Canadiens confirmed that the forward will be out for an indefinite period, and further tests are needed. We can conclude that his trip is over.

Having three goalies takes a crucial spot in the NHL's allowed 23-player lineup. Currently, there is one goalie and two extra defensemen, but no extra forward, and this is during the longest road trip of the year.

Even if the Canadiens make an emergency recall now, the player probably wouldn't be in Tampa Bay in time. We were discussing this just yesterday, and unfortunately, the scenario has come true.

It once again opens the discussion about the goalies. Kent Hughes must address this as quickly as possible. If the Canadiens still struggle to score goals tonight, it can be said that the management of the Canadiens' goalies is starting to cost them games, literally.

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Injury alert: Another forward injured for the Canadiens

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