Montreal Canadiens defenseman Arber Xhekaj and his mother
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Arber Xhekaj's Mother Reacts to Him Finally Being Called Up

Published January 23, 2024 at 11:09
BY AARON

Yesterday was indeed a busy day for the Montreal Canadiens, marked by three significant roster changes.

Firstly, the team placed forward Mitchell Stephens on waivers and sent down Justin Barron to the Laval Rocket.

Later, another significant move was announced: the recall of defenseman Arber Xhekaj from the AHL, where he had been playing effectively.

While such announcements might seem routine, they have a profound impact on the players and their families. This was evident in the reaction of Arber's mother, Simona, who expressed immense pride and excitement at her son's return to the main club.



Her joy at seeing Arber get another chance to demonstrate his significantly improved game after 17 matches with the Rocket, during which he accumulated three goals and 11 points, is palpable.

In my opinion, unless there's a major surprise, it seems likely that Xhekaj's time with the farm team is effectively over.
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