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Canadiens cut 14 players from training camp

Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 12:11 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Canadiens cut 14 players from training camp

The Montreal Canadiens pared their training camp roster by 14 players Monday.

Ten players -- forwards Joonas Nattinen, Stephen MacAulay, Stefan Fournier, Sven Andrighetto, Louis Leblanc and Erik Nystrom, goaltender Robert Mayer and defensemen Morgan Ellis, Darren Dietz and Dalton Thrower -- were sent to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Defenseman Matt Lashoff will be invited to report to the Bulldogs training camp.

The Canadiens returned Martin Reway, Charles Hudon and Zachary Fucale to their respective teams in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Reway was sent back to Gatuneau, Hudon to Chicoutimi and Fucale was returned to Halifax.

The Canadiens have 38 players remaining in camp. That includes five sidelined due to injuries: Brian Gionta, George Parros, Nathan Beaulieu, Steve Quailer and Alexei Emelin.

Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres