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Cayden Primeau, Otto Leskinen set for NHL debuts on Thursday

Two for the price of one at the Bell Centre.

NHL: DEC 03 Islanders at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Cayden Primeau and Otto Leskinen will be making their NHL debuts Thursday night as the Montreal Canadiens host the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre.

Aside from Primeau, Leskinen skated with fellow rookie Cale Fleury on the third pairing. No other lineup changes are expected for the Canadiens. Leskinen is taking Gustav Olofsson’s spot.

Leskinen and Fleury could have conceivably been an expected pairing in Laval this season, but circumstances have them playing together with Fleury being the more experienced NHL player. Leskinen has played several years as a professional in Finland.

It will remain to be seen how much that pairing plays, but the Canadiens will have last change and the Avalanche played last night — a 3-1 win in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.

Carey Price will return to the Canadiens net on Friday night when the Canadiens face the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden before the team gets a rare Saturday night off.