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Joshua Roy trained alongside Sean Monahan

The Habs were training this morning in preparation for tonight’s game at the Bell Centre against the mighty Edmonton Oilers, who will be quite a challenge for the Habs, given that they’ve won their last nine games.

The first thing on everyone’s radar at this training session was, of course, Joshua Roy.

The Quebecer, freshly recalled from the Laval Rocket last night, was present at training at the Bell Centre, and we were watching to see which trio he would train on in the absence of the injured Josh Anderson.

Well, in preparation for his highly probable NHL debut, Joshua Roy trained alongside Sean Monahan and Joel Armia.

Here’s what the rest of the lineup looks like.

This is a great opportunity for Roy, who will be playing alongside an experienced center in whom Martin St-Louis has a lot of confidence.

The Quebecer will really have the chance to stand out and make his mark.

As for changes to the rest of the line-up, we note that for the first time, Jayden Struble moves up to the defensive top-4, where he will play alongside veteran David Savard.

It’s a great opportunity for Struble too.

We also note that Kaiden Guhle will play on the right, whereas he’s usually used to playing on the left.

Finally, we can see that Johnathan Kovacevic has trained on the third pair with Jordan Harris, leaving Justin Barron as the seventh defenseman.

The latter will most likely be left out tonight.

Jayden Struble is also ahead of Justin Barron in the defensive hierarchy.

It’s quite impressive what Struble has been able to do since his recall from Laval.

He’s passed Arber Xhekaj (demoted to Laval), Gustav Lindstrom (gone to Anaheim via waivers), Jonathan Kovacevic, Jordan Harris and now Justin Barron.

Wow, seriously, bravo.

Finally, in front of the net, Samuel Montembeault should get the start.

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