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Canadiens vs Devils: Game thread, rosters, lines, and how to watch

The pre-season begins at the Bell Centre.

New Jersey Devils v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

New Jersey Devils @ Montreal Canadiens

How to watch

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In the Canadiens region: TSN2 (English), RDS (French)
In the Devils region: Devils official app
Streaming: ESPN+, RDS Direct, Sportsnet Now

After a horrible season where the Canadiens finished last in the entire NHL, fans will get to catch a glimpse at their reward for that season: first overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky. Slafkovsky will make his Bell Centre debut on the ice, months after he was selected there at the NHL Draft.

The other players who made headlines on the first night of the draft will play in trade acquisition Kirby Dach and 26th overall pick Filip Mesar.

Cole Caufield, Kaiden Guhle, and Jordan Harris are also among the players in the Canadiens lineup after missing Sunday’s scrimmage.

The Canadiens provided some updates, with four players: Antoine Coulombe, Jared Davidson, Cedrick Guindon, and Daniil Sobolev released from training camp and returned to their CHL teams. There are now 71 players remaining in camp.

Nick Suzuki is skating and expected to return next week. Joel Edmundson is still out indefinitely but is rehabbing. Madison Bowey is day-to-day with an injury that has kept him out of all on-ice workouts so far in camp.

For the New Jersey Devils, second overall pick Simon Nemec will not make the trip. Slafkovsky’s Olympic teammate and former Canadien Tomas Tatar will be in the lineup alongside Nico Hischier.

Montreal Canadiens projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Cole Caufield Owen Beck Mike Hoffman
Rem Pitlick Kirby Dach Juraj Slafkovsky
Rafaël Harvey-Pinard Filip Mesar Anthony Richard
Michael Pezzetta Jan Mysak Joshua Roy

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Mike Matheson Justin Barron
Kaiden Guhle Jordan Harris
Gianni Fairbrother Mattias Norlinder

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Jake Allen Cayden Primeau

New Jersey Devils projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
William Nylander Pontus Holmberg Denis Malgin
Nick Robertson Alex Kerfoot Calle Jarnkrok
Bobby McMann Nick Abruzzese Alex Steeves
Kyle Clifford Curtis Douglas Joey Anderson

Defence

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
Mike Rielly Jordie Benn
Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
Carl Dahlstrom Victor Mete

Goaltenders

Starter Backup
Starter Backup
Matt Murray Erik Kallgren