MIKE HOFFMAN'S CANADIENS DEBUT COULD COME VERY SOON

OCT 18, 2021  (13H11)      COOPER GODIN
The Montreal Canadiens held a practice at the Bell Centre on Monday morning, and based on today's lines, it appears that forward Mike Hoffman will make his debut on Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks.

Head coach Dominique Ducharme announced over the weekend that Hoffman will likely make his debut on Tuesday against San Jose or Thursday against Carolina.

Following today's practice, Hoffman told the media that he feels ready to play tomorrow, and that he's awaiting the green light from medical staff.



In other news from Monday's practice, forward Jake Evans had a maintenance day, and Adam Brooks took his spot on the third line. Goaltender Jake Allen worked on his own with goaltending coach Eric Raymond.

Defenceman Sami Niku hasn't played since October 1st when he suffered a concussion in a pre-season game against the Ottawa Senators. It's unclear if he'll also make his Canadiens regular season debut on Tuesday, but Chris Wideman, who appeared to be the odd man out based on lines, was included on the top powerplay unit.

Monday's lines were as follows:

Toffoli-Suzuki-Caufield
Drouin-Dvorak-Anderson
Hoffman-Brooks-Gallagher
Lehkonen-Perreault-Armia
Extras: Paquette, Belzile.

Romanov-Petry
Chiarot-Savard
Kulak-Niku
Extra: Wideman

Montembeault

Puck drop for Tuesday's game against San Jose is set for 7pm ET on RDS and TSN2.

Source: Montreal Canadiens
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ATLANTIC DIVISION
2021-2022 SEASON
TEAMSGPWLOLPTS
1
MAPLE LEAFS24176135
2
PANTHERS22154333
3
LIGHTNING21125428
4
RED WINGS24129327
5
BRUINS19118-22
6
SABRES22811319
7
CANADIENS24616214
8
SENATORS2041519
NHL STATS
LIVE
DECEMBER 2, 2021 G A PTS
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
1 3 4
SAM REINHART
1 3 4
AARON EKBLAD
2 1 3
VICTOR HEDMAN
2 1 3
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
2 1 3
ALEX FORMENTON
2 - 2
VINNIE HINOSTROZA
2 - 2
ANTON LUNDELL
2 - 2
JASON ROBERTSON
2 - 2
LUCAS CARLSSON
1 1 2
  COMPLETE RESULTS
NHL STATS
SEASON
2021-2022GPGAPTS
LEON DRAISAITL
21202141
CONNOR MCDAVID
21152540
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
24191838
NAZEM KADRI
+1
2092030
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+3
2391828
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
+1
2482028
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+4
2381627
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
21111325
MIKAEL GRANLUND
2352025
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
2291625
JOHN TAVARES
23111425
TROY TERRY
23151025
TIMO MEIER
+2
18111124
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
MATT DUCHENE
23131124
KYLE CONNOR
22141024
ANZE KOPITAR
2181523
ARTEMI PANARIN
2161723
AARON EKBLAD
+3
2381423
ELIAS LINDHOLM
2291423
  COMPLETE STATS