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Martin St. Louis Makes a Surprising Decision for Tonight's Game

Published December 30, 2023 at 3:42 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have caused some surprise with a last-minute announcement ahead of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers.

It is reported that despite last Thursday's loss in Carolina, Martin St-Louis will not make any changes to his lineup.

This means that Johnathan Kovacevic will again be left out for this second consecutive game.

The depth in defense seems to be growing for the Canadiens, especially with the unexpected emergence of Jayden Struble. This situation leads to more intense competition for regular defenseman spots.

Kovacevic's role becomes unfortunately less relevant in the defense as the team now possesses interesting depth.

It is also important to consider the potential arrival at the end of the season of players like Arber Xhekaj, Lane Hutson, and David Reinbacher, which could further influence the team's choices in terms of defensive composition.

Is this the beginning of the end for Kovacevic in Montreal? It must be said that rumors involving him have started to circulate recently, as in the article below.

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Martin St. Louis Makes a Surprising Decision for Tonight's Game

Other than Gustav Lindstrom, which player has lost their spot?

Jayden Struble185.1 %
Jordan Harris7220.6 %
Justin Barron11332.3 %
Johnathan Kovacevic14742 %
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