The Montreal Canadiens will lose three bodily gamers of their closing video games in opposition to the Edmonton Oilers
Matchday 54: Oilers vs. Habs
This in out of Montreal, the news that physical Habs players Shea Weber, Brendan Gallagher and Phillip Danault will all be out in the Montreals’ final two games against Edmonton. Montreal has yet to score one more point to officially knock the Calgary Flames out of the playoffs.
Regarding the Edmonton Oilers, coach Dave Tippett said it’s possible a veteran may be out in the last three games, but his team is focused on playing and preparing for the playoffs.
In other news, Mike Smith has been named an Edmonton Oilers nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded annually to the player who best embodies the qualities of endurance, athleticism and dedication to ice hockey.
Tippett said Kris Russell and Zack Kassian both skate, Tippett said. Russell is unlikely to play until the end of the regular season.
The playoffs will most likely start in the middle of the week, next week, Tippett said.
Finally, the Oilers report that 2020 first-round pick Dylan Holloway will end the season with the Bakersfield Condors after signing an amateur tryout contract today. He was on the ice with the team today.