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Development Camp - Day 1

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

- The Canadiens held their first official day of their 2016 Development Camp on Sunday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Participating players underwent physical testing and medicals on Saturday, so Sunday was their first opportunity to suit up and hit the ice on the South Shore.

- Among the 45 players in attendance, only one was unable to participate in on-ice workouts. Defenseman Brett Lernout is still nursing a knee injury that he sustained during his first career NHL game on April 2 when the Canadiens were taking on the Florida Panthers.

- Defenseman Noah Juulsen should take part in all on-ice workouts over the course of the week, except for the scrimmages. Juulsen is still healing up from a fractured jaw sustained near the end of the season while patrolling the blue line for the WHL’s Everett Silvertips.

- The Canadiens and prospect Artturi Lehkonen mutually agreed that the Finnish forward would remain in Sweden to continue training instead of making the trek to Montreal for camp this week. The Swedish Elite League standout should take part in Rookie Camp at the beginning of September, though. You’ll recall that Lehkonen’s season ended relatively late after his Frolunda club captured the league championship.

- Former Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillon was on the ice on Sunday morning as a guest coach. Bouillon will work with prospects throughout the week in Brossard.

- Two scrimmages are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The first scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m., while the second will get going at 5:15 p.m. Both games are open to the public.

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