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Montreal Canadiens place Michael McCarron, four others on waivers

After cutting four players this morning, the Canadiens place their first cuts on waivers

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The Montreal Canadiens final roster is starting to take shape.

After releasing four players who did not require waivers this morning, the team will place five on waivers today, meaning there are still 34 players vying for an NHL roster spot.

Michael McCarron, the team’s first-round pick in 2013, is the most notable player on waivers. He has two goals and six assists in 69 career NHL games. He had one assist in 18 NHL games last season. He had seven goals and 17 assists in 54 AHL games.

The players will be assigned to the Laval Rocket should they go through waivers

Here is the full list of of the waived players:

Forwards (3)

Byron Froese
Michael McCarron
Hunter Shinkaruk

Defencemen (2)

Brett Lernout
Rinat Valiev


Here are the 34 players still at camp:

Forwards (19)

Kenny Agostino
Joel Armia
Paul Byron
Michael Chaput
Phillip Danault
Jacob de la Rose
Nicolas Deslauriers (injured)
Max Domi
Jonathan Drouin
Brendan Gallagher
Charles Hudon
Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Artturi Lehkonen
Matthew Peca
Tomas Plekanec
Nikita Scherbak
Andrew Shaw (injured)
Tomas Tatar
Hayden Verbeek (injured)

Defencemen (12)

Karl Alzner
Jordie Benn
Simon Despres
Noah Juulsen
Victor Mete
Xavier Ouellet
Jeff Petry
Mike Reilly
David Schlemko
Matt Taormina (injured)
Jarret Tyszka (injured)
Shea Weber (injured)

Goaltenders (3)

Charlie Lindgren
Antti Niemi
Carey Price

Injured players cannot be cut from camp until they are officially cleared.