Highlights & Quotes from the Montreal Canadiens season-end availability

The Canadiens meet the media for the last time this season.

Highlights & Quotes from the Montreal Canadiens season-end availability
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Montreal Canadiens players, executive vice-president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton, and general manager Kent Hughes are expected to speak to the media on Friday.

The Canadiens season ended on Thursday night after their loss to the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.

The first player to speak to the media was Paul Byron who missed the entire season with a hip injury. He is a pending unrestricted free agent and he says he did everything he could to be back this season, and his future is uncertain.

He does want to play, but doctors have not yet cleared him.

Byron said he wanted to be a part of the team and help them out without playing, which could impact his post-playing career. He says he has indicated he would like to stay in the organization in a non-playing role.

Sean Monahan was next providing an update on his recovery.

Jake Allen was next and says the young players should be proud of their contributions and that he expects to be back next season.

Brendan Gallagher said that he broke his ankle, tried to play through it, and then broke it again.

Josh Anderson was next.

Kirby Dach confirmed he had a concussion to end the season.

The first thing Cole Caufield was asked about was whether he had a new contract.

Nick Suzuki says he's not going to the World Championship.

Mike Matheson says he's healthy enough for the World Championship after leaving Thursday's game.

Jonathan Drouin also spoke to the media, and knows it may have been the last time he played in the Bell Centre as a member of the Canadiens.

Samuel Montembeault confirmed he will represent Canada at the upcoming World Championships.

Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton met the media later in the afternoon.

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