Jake Allen won’t be the starter tomorrow in Buffalo, he just confirmed.
– Anthony Martineau (@Antho_Martineau) December 8, 2023
This morning, on the sidelines of training, we learned that David Savard would not be taking a flight to Buffalo. He won’t be taking part in tomorrow night’s game, as he doesn’t have the green light.
He may be close to a comeback, but he’s not ready.
Because the CH trained as part of an optional practice only, we can’t have answers to all our questions. So we don’t know if Joel Armia will return tomorrow in place of Michael Pezzetta – or anyone else.
Nor do we know if there will be a change on defense. You’d think not, considering the guys who are playing deserve it and Savard can’t come back just yet.
It started when Jake Allen confirmed to the press that he wasn’t going to be the starter against the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night. That was the first clue.
Given that Samuel Montembeault has kept goal for the last two games and that the ménage à trois would make a third straight start difficult, it was easy to deduce what would happen next.
Cayden Primeau will start in Buffalo for the Canadiens, MSL says.
– Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) December 8, 2023
So the Canadiens return to their rotation after making an exception on Thursday. But when you think about it, it’s a good exception to make based on the club’s schedule.
For what it’s worth, after this weekend’s games, the Habs will have two days off before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
It’s a good game for Monty, isn’t it?