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The reason for Martin St-Louis' departure from the Canadiens is confirmed beyond any doubt: his son Mason needed him

Published March 25, 2024 at 7:58 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

Martin St-Louis was absent from the Montreal Canadiens due to family reasons. He is now back with the team in Colorado and has confirmed the reason for his absence.

Indeed, we had read between the lines that his son Mason needed him, and this is now confirmed by St-Louis himself.

"Everyone within the Canadiens organization has been very supportive of my wife Heather and me as we fully focused on our son Mason and his recovery from a hockey injury. As parents, nothing is more important to us than our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason.»

Mason St-Louis, 16, is the youngest of Martin and Heather's three sons. He suffered an injury while playing in a game for U15 Mid-Fairfield (Connecticut). A week later, Mason suffered complications from the injury and was hospitalized. His condition has since stabilized, and he is now recovering at the family home in Connecticut.


«We appreciate the Canadiens organization, our fans, and the hockey community for understanding and supporting us through Mason's injury and recovery. I would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses that cared for him during this time. I'd also like to thank everyone for respecting my family and our privacy, and I ask to please maintain a focus on the Canadiens team and the remainder of the 2023-24 season.»

It's really good news to know that Mason is doing better and out of danger. It's also good news to see the coach back behind the team's bench.

Rest assured, he will receive quite a welcome at the next game at the Bell Centre, even though he hasn't missed any home games.
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