Major turnaround involving Montreal Canadiens' forward Joshua Roy

Published October 15, 2023 at 8:17 PM
BY ELIAS
Many fans were greatly looking forward to seeing Joshua Roy in action during training camp, where he possibly had a chance to carve out a spot in Martin St-Louis's lineup. Unfortunately, despite excellent performances in the preseason games, the Montreal Canadiens' prospect was among the first waves of cuts.

Cut by the main team, the forward from Saint-Georges-De-Bea made his professional debut over the weekend. Moreover, possibly wanting to make the management regret their decision, Joshua Roy was simply exceptional with a harvest of four points (2 goals and 2 assists) in just two games with the Laval Rocket.

Known for his extraordinary offensive abilities, it would not be surprising if the 21-year-old earns a call-up soon, especially since Kirby Dach suffered a right leg injury against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Although the organization has not yet provided an update on the health of its center player, Tuesday's meeting against the Minnesota Wild is coming up quickly, which might thus require Kent Hughes to make an emergency call-up.

Will Joshua Roy be the chosen one to bring a boost of energy to Montreal's offense? That's what the excellent Marc-Olivier Beaudoin is suggesting, as he would very much like the Quebec forward to complete the second line composed of Juraj Slafkovsky and Sean Monahan.


"If Dach is unable to play the next game... call up Joshua Roy and make [a line of] Slafkovsky-Newhook-Roy as the 2nd trio. Dare you!!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

Wow! This would be a very interesting scenario for Joshua Roy, who could get quality minutes within Martin St-Louis's top-6.

In the event that the Tricolore wants to keep Sean Monahan on the third unit, and thus allow Alex Newhook to play center, the former Phoenix of Sherbrooke player is definitely the most interesting option to fill an offensive role in the NHL.

Will the Canadiens give him the chance to play his first game in the NHL this week? One thing is certain; this is a file to follow closely!

SHOULD THE CANADIENS CALL UP JOSHUA ROY TO COMPENSATE FOR THE LOSS OF KIRBY DACH?
OCTOBER 15      118 ANSWERS
YES10084.7 %
NO1815.3 %
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