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CANADIENS UPDATE JEFF PETRY'S STATUS FOR THIRD ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS

JUN 8, 2021  (11H07)      COOPER GODIN
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As everyone knows by now, the Montreal Canadiens are off to the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2014, and it also happened to be their first sweep in a playoff series since that same year.

The Habs had to get the job done without arguably their best defenceman all season long, Jeff Petry. According to Tony Marinaro of TSN690 radio, Petry dislocated two fingers in his right hand. He added that Petry will be able to push on throughout the playoffs, and will have surgery afterwards.

There was a sense of optimism that Petry would play in game four on Monday night, or at least take the warmup after interim head coach Dominique Ducharme said that he would be a game-time decision. As warmups began, there was no sight of Petry on the ice, but instead Xavier Ouellet and Alexander Romanov were out there. From the morning skate with the Canadiens extras, it looked as if Ouellet was going to play, but instead Ducharme went with his rookie defenceman Alexander Romanov to make his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

After the game, Ducharme updated Jeff Petry's availability as the team looks ahead to the third round. Ducharme said that he is confident his star defenceman will be good to go early at some point in the next round, but is uncertain if he can play in game one.



Montreal will now have to wait for the winner of the Vegas Golden Knights/Colorado Avalanche series, either of whom would set up some pretty interesting storylines.

It could be Max Pacioretty returning to face his old team, while Nick Suzuki looks to get back at the team that traded him before giving him an opportunity.

If the Canadiens face the Colorado Avalanche, it'll bring back a lot of memoires for fans across the province. Two things people will remember about the Avalanche franchise is that before 1995, they used to be one of the Canadiens' biggest rivals, the Quebec Nordiques. Also in 1995, Montreal traded star goaltender Patrick Roy to Colorado, who went on to win the Stanley Cup that season.

Habs fans will be keeping a close eye on that Vegas/Colorado series. Game five gets underway on Tuesday night at 9 p.m ET.
TRENDING NOW
NHL STATS
PLAYOFFS
2020-2021GPGAPTS
NIKITA KUCHEROV
1451823
NATHAN MACKINNON
108715
DAVID PASTRNAK
117815
BRAYDEN POINT
1411415
VICTOR HEDMAN
1411314
STEVEN STAMKOS
145914
MIKKO RANTANEN
105813
GABRIEL LANDESKOG
104913
ALEXANDER KILLORN
146713
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
1531013
WILLIAM KARLSSON
164913
BRAD MARCHAND
118412
CHARLIE MCAVOY
1111112
TYLER TOFFOLI
145712
JOSH BAILEY
155712
SEBASTIAN AHO
116511
BROCK NELSON
157411
MATHEW BARZAL
155611
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER
154711
ALEX PIETRANGELO
+1
164711
  COMPLETE STATS
NHL STATS
YESTERDAY
JUNE 18, 2021 G A PTS
JOSH ANDERSON
2 - 2
COLE CAUFIELD
1 - 1
ALEX PIETRANGELO
1 - 1
NICOLAS ROY
1 - 1
PAUL BYRON
- 1 1
JESPERI KOTKANIEMI
- 1 1
TOMAS NOSEK
- 1 1
MAX PACIORETTY
- 1 1
NICK SUZUKI
- 1 1
JOEL ARMIA
- - -
  COMPLETE RESULTS