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Montreal Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki and forward Alex Newhook
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Massive Reinforcement Officially Joins the Canadiens: The Organization Has Made a Major Announcement

Published February 4, 2024 at 4:46 PM
BY AARON

In the last few minutes, the Montreal Canadiens shared some excellent news with the team's fans. Indeed, forward Alex Newhook, who has been identified by Kent Hughes as the future replacement for Sean Monahan, is finally participating in his first practice session with his teammates since his injury.

"Newy is back at practice with the whole group!" - Montreal Canadiens

Wow! What wonderful news for Martin St-Louis' team!

It seems that the former Colorado Avalanche player could rejoin Martin St-Louis' lineup as early as this week, either against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night or against the Dallas Stars on Saturday afternoon.


With Monahan's trade to Winnipeg, there's no doubt that Newhook's return will help the Montreal offense. Although he has not fully proven that he can play as the second center, the 22-year-old has shown encouraging signs in his first 23 games with the organization, accumulating seven goals and six assists.

"Alex Newhook is participating without restrictions in practice with his teammates." - Anthony Martineau

Having suffered a sprain to his left ankle on November 30, CH's number 15 was supposed to miss 10 to 12 weeks of action, but here he is already back with his teammates.

Therefore, it can be stated without any doubt that his rehabilitation went well, as he healed much quicker than expected.

Certainly, it will be very interesting to see how the head coach wishes to use him. We can expect him to have huge responsibilities within the Tricolore's top-6 by the end of the season.


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