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by The Upper Canadien on 09/27/10 at 03:41 PM ET
The Montreal Canadiens cut four players in advance of Monday night’s game versus the Florida Panthers. Louis Leblanc, Jarred Tinordi, Alex Avstin and, perhaps surprisingly Aaron Palushaj, were all sent packing. More on that here:
Habs cuts continue (in French)
While three of these cuts were expected, I am genuinely sorry to see Palushaj already gone.
He looked very good in the few minutes he played, always involved in the action. Don’t be surprised to see him back sometime later this year. Judging from the callers I’ve heard on talk radio the past week, Habs fans who were asking “Aaron Pal-who-shaj?” are now quite pleased with the D’Agostini-Palushaj swap.
Which brings us to tonight’s game. David Desharnais centres the third line against Florida, as the Habs brass gives him another shot at cementing a roster spot. The more I see him, the more I like him. I think he’s definitely going to be an NHL players, if not in Montreal then somewhere else.
Ryan White will be playing wing on the second line after being one of the best players against Minnesota last night. White is another player who has looked much better than in the past and seems to be honing in on a possible roster spot. If the Habs hadn’t signed Mathieu Darche, I’d go as far as saying White was on the team.
Another player to watch is Andreas Engqvist who gets another look after scoring last night. He’s likely Hamilton bound, but he’s had a decent camp.
The puck drops at 7:30, and Carey Price is slated to go the full 60. Let’s see what he’s got.
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