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Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Newhook
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Breaking News From the Canadiens Organization: Alex Newhook's Fate Officially Confirmed

Published February 9, 2024 at 11:55
BY AARON

In the last few minutes, RDS journalist Patrick Friolet confirmed excellent news for Montreal Canadiens fans.

Indeed, even though the organization has not yet revealed that Alex Newhook has been cleared by doctors to return to play, the 23-year-old center was practicing with the first power play unit during this morning's practice.

This strongly suggests that he could rejoin Martin St-Louis' lineup as early as Saturday afternoon against the Dallas Stars.

"Alex Newhook is practicing with the 1st power play unit, alongside Suzuki, Caufield, Slafkovsky, and Matheson.


He should officially return to play tomorrow against the Stars. To be confirmed shortly. He has missed the last 27 games (ankle)." - Patrick Friolet

Wow! What wonderful news!

Absent since November 30th due to a left ankle injury, Alex Newhook will certainly be a major addition to the Tricolore's attack, especially since Sean Monahan's departure to Winnipeg.

He will, without a doubt, solidify Martin St-Louis' second line. The trio composed of Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, and Juraj Slafkovsky will finally be able to count on offensive support.

Moreover, based on what was observed at the morning practice, here's what the first two lines of the Tricolore could look like for Saturday afternoon's game.

"These combinations seem solid as a rock for tomorrow.

Caufield -- Suzuki -- Slafkovsky
RHP -- Newhook -- Armia

Matheson-Guhle
Struble-Savard

For final decisions regarding the rest of the group, we'll have to wait for the team's confirmations." - Anthony Martineau

Selected 16th overall in the 2019 draft, Alex Newhook has accumulated six goals and seven assists (13 points) in 23 games with the Montreal Canadiens this season. It will be interesting to see if he can fill the responsibilities left vacant by Sean Monahan.


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