The Montreal Canadiens made a series of cuts in the past two days. They have just two preseason games left to select their final roster to open the 2023-24 season and drastically reduced the number of players they have to choose from recently.
With all the cuts, reassignments, players heading to Junior and some overseas it kind of left Habs fans heads spinning. It really begs the question, who is left at training camp?
With the Laval Rocket set to open their own training camp tomorrow, 25 players were sent down to the AHL over the weekend. We also saw a handful of players hit the waiver wire, Owen Beck shipped back to the Peterborough Petes and David Reinbacher will go back to Switzerland to play the 2023-24 season.
The Canadiens opened training camp just over a week ago with 72 players on the roster. Three of them, Carey Price, Chris Wideman and Christian Dvorak are injured and have not participated yet, but the other 69 were on the ice on September 21.
Now, less than half of them remain. There are still 30 healthy players in camp, and we have been tracking the cuts and reassignments to see who remains. The full list of healthy participants still at Canadiens camp is:
With just two preseason games remaining, we should see another round of cuts following the team’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night. The final exhibition game is not until Saturday, so we may not see the final few cuts made until the last minute, which is still just over a week away.
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