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The moment of Arber Xhekaj's recall with the Canadiens would be known, and right-handed defenseman Justin Barron would be the one affected

Published December 29, 2023 at 1:05 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

The Canadiens' announcement of sending Arber Xhekaj to Laval has sparked numerous rumors, ranging from trade speculations to potential recalls, creating daily discussions.

Rumors gained more traction after Thursday's game, especially when Juraj Slafkovsky took a hit to the head without anyone stepping up to defend him.

Having Xhekaj in the lineup reduces the likelihood of such incidents.

Another factor is Justin Barron's performance. While the young defenseman has had good moments, there's room for improvement in his defensive play. In summary, there's a clamor for Xhekaj in Montreal, and playing more minutes in Laval could benefit Barron.




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