Montreal Canadiens Expected to Scratch Forward


According to Patrick Lortie, "all signs indicate" that Jonathan Drouin will be a healthy scratch for the Montreal Canadiens' season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Drouin is coming off of a season that saw him score six goals and record 20 points in 34 games. Overall, it wasn't a bad season for him offensively, but clearly, Canadiens management wants to see what their other players can do. 

With the team adding Juraj Slafovsky, Kirby Dach, Sean Monahan, and Evgenii Dadonov to their forward group this season, it has effectively pushed Drouin out of the lineup. We will need to see if he can get back into the lineup from here.

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