Montreal Canadiens forward Rafael Harvey-Pinard
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OFFICIAL: Rafael Harvey-Pinard's Fate Confirmed

Published January 6, 2024 at 5:39 PM

In the last few minutes, journalist Luc Gélinas announced excellent news for Montreal Canadiens fans. Indeed, Quebec forward Rafael Harvey-Pinard is officially back at the team's practice, notably wearing a regular jersey.

«Rafael Harvey-Pinard is participating in regular training with his teammates this morning at the Bell Centre.» - Luc Gélinas

Although it would be surprising if he rejoins Martin St-Louis' lineup tonight, everything suggests he will make a return to play in the very near future, possibly against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

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

«Assuming that RHP is able to return to the game Wednesday in Philadelphia, this justifies the curious 'emergency' call-up of Heineman. Because it couldn't have been for Dvorak who is done for the year.» - Luc Gélinas

There's no doubt that RHP's addition will greatly benefit the Montreal attack, which currently struggles to have twelve healthy forwards. We're eager to see number 49 in the lineup, who had been a pillar for the Canadiens at the end of the last season.

After scoring 14 goals and 6 assists (20 points) in 34 games last year, the Saguenay-born forward has recorded four assists in 13 games this season. With injuries to Kirby Dach, Alex Newhook, and Christian Dvorak, we can expect him to take on a much more significant role upon his return to play.

January 6   |   308 answers
OFFICIAL: Rafael Harvey-Pinard's Fate Confirmed

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