The Canadian will play one last home game on Saturday evening before his traditional holiday season sequence on the road.
The New York Islanders, who are having a good time recently, will be the visitors at the Bell Center.
There are no changes expected in the Canadian camp. Jake Evans, who did not participate in the last two practices, will take part in the match. After two days of treatment, he got the green light to play on Saturday.
“It was something quite minor, but I wanted to plan ahead to avoid it persisting,” he explained after the optional training in the morning.
Emil Heineman, recalled from the Laval Rocket late Wednesday afternoon, will therefore wait a little longer before playing his first match in the big league. He will nevertheless accompany the team on the road. The 22-year-old Swede hasn’t played many games this season due to an ‘upper body’ injury; the team therefore wants to give him time, explained Martin St-Louis.
“It’s a little bit of that and I like our 5-on-5 game right now,” said the head coach. […] For three games before Christmas, I’m sure he’ll fit in [in the lineup]. »
CH has lost three of its last four games, while the Islanders have won four of their last five meetings. Lane Lambert’s squad ranks 2nd in the Metropolitan division and 11th overall on the circuit.
“It’s definitely a big game,” noted Justin Barron. It’s a good team coming in. They are having good times recently, especially on the power play. Our goal will be to limit their best players and reduce their scoring opportunities. »
The Canadian will want to get a victory before hitting the road for seven games on the road between December 18 and January 2. Winnipeg, Minnesota, Chicago, Carolina, Florida, Tampa and Dallas are the next destinations.
Montembeault will be in net to face the Islanders.