4 Canadiens To Return Soon

The Montreal Canadiens should be getting four of their forwards back very shortly. Josh Anderson, Christian Dvorak, Mike Hoffman, and Joel Armia are all now deemed as day-to-day with their current injuries. 

When seeing as how the Canadiens have 15 players in COVID-19 protocol, it's fantastic to see that these four are very close to returning. At this time, Montreal is set to play their next game on January 12th against the Boston Bruins. We will have to wait and see if any of these four are ready to go by then. 

Anderson has been dealing with an upper-body injury and has been out multiple weeks because of it. In 25 games this season with the Canadiens, the power forward has seven goals, six assists, and a minus-11 rating. 

Dvorak was viewed as Montreal's biggest offseason addition, but his year hasn't been starting off that well with the team. In 27 games thus far, he has five goals, seven assists, and a minus-13 rating. However, even with his offensive numbers being a bit down, he still is one of the team's leading scorers. 

Hoffman was another notable offseason acquisition for the Canadiens, but like Dvorak, he's struggling with his new team. In 19 games, he has just four goals and eight total points. Once he returns, it feels likely that a bounce-back of some kind is in order, as he just had a 36-point campaign in 52 games with the St. Louis Blues last season.

Armia has grown into an important part of Montreal's bottom-six over the years, which is why they signed him to a four-year, $13.6 million contract over the summer. In 29 games this season, he has a goal and four helpers. 

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