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It's now confirmed for the young Emil Heineman

Published December 16, 2023 at 2:07 PM

With the injury announced to Tanner Pearson last week, the Canadiens recalled forward Emil Heineman from the Laval Rocket.

Heineman took Jake Evans' spot during the team's practice on Friday, and there was genuine belief that he could secure a spot in the lineup.

However, Jake Evans will not miss Saturday night's game; it's now confirmed. Nevertheless, there was no certainty about whether Emil wouldn't play. He could very well be used in place of another player.

Unfortunately for him, Martin St-Louis confirmed that it wouldn't be on Saturday night.

"Martin St-Louis says Emil Heineman will NOT play tonight vs. the Islanders - no line-up changes from Wednesday's game."

- Priyanta Emrith

The young player will have to be patient. It's a shame because, as Anthony Martineau rightly pointed out, Heineman could be a quality asset on the power play, especially when the second unit has been less than effective.

December 16   |   220 answers
It's now confirmed for the young Emil Heineman

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