3 Canadiens Players Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

This was not the Montreal Canadiens' year as injuries once again plagued them, but there has been some positive steps towards the future. There will be some changes next season as the team is expected to fight for a playoff spot, so let's take a look at who likely won't be back.

Tanner Pearson

In order to trade Casey DeSmith and get an extra asset at the beginning of the season, the Canadiens had to take on the contract of Tanner Pearson for the final year. He did better near the start of the season, but has been quiet for most of the year and is playing on the fourth line. He is a UFA after the season and the Canadiens will be looking to fill his role on the team with someone younger and more effective.

Colin White

Claiming Colin White off of waivers this season was something the Canadiens felt like they had to do at the time. He had a decent amount of NHL experience and the team has been dealing with lots of injuries once again. In a season where the Canadiens aren't going to make the playoffs, better to not force one of their prospects into the NHL to fail and bring someone in for free. He is a UFA at the end of the season and has no points in 16 games played for Montreal. There is no place for White on the team next season when the team will be healthier and looking to make the next step towards the playoffs.

Jordan Harris

The Canadiens have too many defensemen and in order to change that and get value for some of their players that they will have to move, Jordan Harris' name has been in trade rumors this season. With another year left on his deal before he becomes a RFA, the Canadiens seem to be looking for a place to move him where he can get more of an opportunity moving forward. He is talented, but with David Reinbacher, Lane Hutson, and more coming very soon, Harris won't be chosen to be in the lineup over even more promising young defensemen.

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