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Nicolas Deslauriers Back in Montreal? Major Update Makes it More Likely Than Ever

Published January 19, 2024 at 4:43 PM
BY AARON

The possibility of Nicolas Deslauriers returning to Montreal has long been a topic of interest among fans and observers. Deslauriers, known for his energy and effectiveness on a fourth line, could provide significant support to players like Arber Xhekaj.

Recently, the Philadelphia Flyers made a decision that has fueled speculation about Deslauriers' availability. The La Salle native has been demoted to the role of the 13th forward in Philadelphia, sitting out of the regular lineup.

While Michael Pezzetta is doing a commendable job for what he can offer, adding a player like Deslauriers would bring additional muscle, toughness, and energy — qualities that Pezzetta does not consistently deliver. Moreover, Deslauriers has shown he can score, having netted 10 goals with the Canadiens. Though scoring isn't his primary role, it's a valuable bonus he can bring to a team.

However, it's uncertain if acquiring Deslauriers aligns with Kent Hughes' current plan for the Canadiens. Given the focus on youth and development, a move for Deslauriers might not be the type of transaction Hughes is looking to make at this stage.



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