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Shocking Lineup Change: Arber Xhekaj and Logan Mailloux Will Officially Play Together on the Same Pairing Tonight

Published December 8, 2023 at 7:07 PM
BY AARON

A few hours before facing the Hartford Wolf Pack, head coach Jean-François Houle has announced a significant change to his lineup. Indeed, defensemen Arber Xhekaj and Logan Mailloux will be paired together on the first defensive duo in an attempt to stop the New York Rangers' farm team.

« After playing his first game in the American League on the left of Brady Keeper on Wednesday, we will see Arber Xhekaj on the 1st pair of the Rocket with Logan Mailloux tonight. This is the first time in 17 games that Mailloux is separated from Tobie Paquette-Bisson. » - Anthony Marcotte

The task will not be easy as the former Rocket player, Alex Belzile, will be back at Place Bell for the first time since he left the Montreal Canadiens organization. He has had an excellent start to the season with an impressive tally of 7 goals and 15 assists (22 points) in 21 AHL games.

As for the CH defenders, Logan Mailloux has accumulated a total of ten points in 21 games in the American league while Arber Xhekaj has recorded three points in 17 games with the Canadiens. One thing is for sure, we are very excited to see them play together, as they could eventually become teammates with the Canadiens.


For those who wish to watch the game, it will be broadcast on RDS starting at 7 p.m.

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