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Surprise personnel move as Arber Xhekaj is assigned to the Laval Rocket: Don't be surprised if it happens

Published March 5, 2024 at 12:59
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

With his recent performances alongside David Savard, Arber Xhekaj has transformed into a different player, and it's hard to believe he could return to Laval or even leave the Canadiens' top 4.

However, it's a possibility, as early as this week. Don't worry; it would be just a formality. Joshua Roy could also be part of this.

The trade deadline is on Friday, and it's also the deadline for determining which players can participate in the playoffs in the American Hockey League (AHL).

For this reason, Kent Hughes had sent (on paper) Corey Schueneman and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard to the Rocket around the same date last year.


He could do the same with Arber Xhekaj and Joshua Roy. It's also a possibility for Kaiden Guhle and Juraj Slafkovsky, although it would be less likely in their case.

So, don't be surprised if the official Twitter account of the Montreal Canadiens announces the assignment of these two players to the American Hockey League on Thursday. It's a normal procedure in preparation for the playoffs for the Rocket.

As for Joshua Roy, he might be sent there and potentially stay, considering Rafaël Harvey-Pinard will return to action in the coming days.

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