Montreal Canadiens send Allard, Teasdale, Condotta to the Laval Rocket
The Rocket have their final regular season game tonight.
The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Frederic Allard, Lucas Condotta, and Joël Teasdale to the Laval Rocket on Friday, the team announced.
The three players are the only players who were on the NHL roster who are eligible for the AHL playoffs should the Rocket qualify.
Teasdale and Condotta are expected to be in the lineup on Friday, which will be their third game in three days.
Laval is three points up on the Cleveland Monsters for the final playoff spot in the AHL's North Division. The Rocket play their last game of the season on Friday at Place Bell against the Syracuse Crunch. Cleveland has three games remaining, which will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
If the Rocket win on Friday, the Monsters will be forced to sweep their three remaining games and any loss means a Rocket playoff appearance.
If the Rocket finish fifth, they will host the fourth-placed team in Game 1 of a best-of-three series. The winner of that series will then play the Toronto Marlies in a best-of-five series.