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Martin St-Louis confirms the last-minute rumor, and there will be changes to the Canadiens' lineup

Published January 17, 2024 at 2:15 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

It's live from New Jersey where the Canadiens will play their next game on Wednesday night. For the occasion, Martin St-Louis has already confirmed a goaltending change, with Samuel Montembeault getting the start for the game.

However, that's not the only change. Despite the team's success against two offensive powerhouses, the Oilers and the Avalanche, a defenseman is sitting out as Johnathan Kovacevic will be scratched in favor of Justin Barron.

"Martin St-Louis confirms Justin Barron's return to the lineup tonight. Johnathan Kovacevic will not play."

Martin St-Louis confirmed the news in the last few minutes. This means that Kovacevic won't have been back for very long.


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Martin St-Louis confirms the last-minute rumor, and there will be changes to the Canadiens' lineup

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