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Young Sniper to Join the Canadiens Lineup in the Coming Days? Martin St. Louis Will Be Forced to Make a Decision Imminently

Published December 11, 2023 at 5:18 PM
BY AARON

In recent hours, the Montreal Canadiens announced very bad news to the team's fans. Forward Tanner Pearson will be sidelined for a period of four to six weeks due to an upper body injury sustained against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Given that Martin St-Louis currently has only 12 forwards in his lineup, it wouldn't be surprising if the Canadiens' general manager, Kent Hughes, decides to call up a player from the Laval Rocket. According to information reported by Anthony Marcotte, the likely candidate could be former second-round pick Emil Heineman.

"With Tanner Pearson's injury, we can expect Emil Heineman to be the next call-up for the Canadiens. A bit of physical strength along the boards won't hurt the team. In my opinion, he's ready for the NHL." - Anthony Marcotte

Arriving in North America towards the end of the 2022-2023 season, the 22-year-old quickly made a mark in the American League, scoring seven goals and two assists in just eleven games. However, to the great disappointment of fans, the forward suffered a serious injury in the second game of the year, missing nearly two months of action.


However, Emil Heineman has now returned to play since the beginning of December, and he is notably standing out with his excellent performances. In five games with the CH's farm team, the Tricolore's prospect has scored one goal and two assists, also registering 11 shots on goal during this stretch.

In the absence of offensive players in the Canadiens' top-6, there is no doubt that the addition of the 43rd overall pick in 2022 could provide an interesting offensive contribution alongside Sean Monahan and Josh Anderson. It will certainly be very interesting to see which forward Kent Hughes will choose to call up in the coming days.

Do you think Emil Heineman represents the best option to boost the Canadiens' offense?

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Young Sniper to Join the Canadiens Lineup in the Coming Days? Martin St. Louis Will Be Forced to Make a Decision Imminently

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