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Montreal Canadiens assign Nikita Scherbak, Michael McNiven, and Zach Fucale to Laval Rocket

With the final list due on Tuesday, the Canadiens’ 23-man roster gets closer to its opening-night formation.

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The Montreal Canadiens reassigned three players to the Laval Rocket after Friday’s game versus the Florida Panthers.

Despite a good game on Friday, Nikita Scherbak was returned to Laval. Hopefully he can build on the performance to play well in the AHL to start the year, and perhaps receive a call-up to the Habs when the opportunity arises.

The demotion of Michael McNiven and Zachary Fucale leaves Al Montoya and Charlie Lindgren at training camp to battle for the backup spot. After Lindgren’s calm showing on Friday, that will be avery interesting decision for the team.

There are now 32 players remaining at training camp, which will need to be whittled down to 23 by Tuesday morning:

  • Karl Alzner (D, NHL)
  • Jordie Benn (D, NHL)
  • Paul Byron (F, NHL)
  • Daniel Carr (F, AHL)
  • Phillip Danault (F, NHL)
  • Brandon Davidson (D, NHL/AHL)
  • Jacob de la Rose (F, NHL/AHL)
  • Jonathan Drouin (F, NHL)
  • Byron Froese (F, AHL)
  • Alex Galchenyuk (F, NHL)
  • Brendan Gallagher (F, NHL)
  • Eric Gélinas (D, tryout)
  • Ales Hemsky (F, NHL)
  • Peter Holland (F, AHL)
  • Charles Hudon (F, AHL)
  • Jakub Jerabek (D, NHL/AHL, waivers exempt)
  • Artturi Lehkonen (F, NHL, waivers exempt)
  • Charlie Lindgren (G, AHL, waivers exempt)
  • Andreas Martinsen (F, NHL)
  • Victor Mete (D, OHL, junior eligibility)
  • Michael McCarron (F, AHL, waivers exempt)
  • Torrey Mitchell (F, NHL)
  • Al Montoya (G, NHL)
  • Joe Morrow (D NHL/AHL)
  • Max Pacioretty (F NHL)
  • Jeff Petry (D, NHL)
  • Tomas Plekanec (F, NHL)
  • Carey Price (G, NHL)
  • David Schlemko (D, NHL)
  • Andrew Shaw (F, NHL)
  • Mark Streit (D, NHL)
  • Shea Weber (D, NHL)