Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield could have a very interesting new linemate with veteran forward Sean Monahan

Published November 3, 2023 at 9:59
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
It's really unfortunate, but once again, a player fell in the line of duty, yesterday with the Canadiens. Rafaël Harvey-Pinard got injured during the game, and although he attempted a return, it was impossible for him to finish the match.

Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield will need a new linemate, and Sean Monahan could find himself there. Several analysts point out that he's the only one who can keep up with them.

The only problem is that Monahan is crucial at center, especially since Kirby Dach is injured. However, there is a change. Christian Dvorak will finally be able to come off LTIR and make a return to the game in the coming days, giving this option to Martin St-Louis.

The other option, as mentioned by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, would be to put Tanner Pearson on the first line, and Sean Monahan would lead a line with Alex Newhook and Juraj Slafkovsky.


"I would try these lines on Saturday against the Blues:

Caufield-Suzuki-Pearson
Newhook-Monahan-Slafkovsky
Anderson-Dvorak-Gallagher
Pezzetta-Evans-Ylönen/Armia

Assuming that RHP is injured and Dvorak is ready to make a return, of course."

In any case, Dvorak's return will certainly provide a boost to Monahan, who has been the team's best forward since the start of the season.

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