MONTREAL - The Canadiens released the following statement on Tuesday after Quebec Premier François Legault's press conference regarding the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
"We are delighted with the government's decision regarding shows and events. Although the number of spectators remains limited, we applaud this decision which allows us to foresee an eventual return to normality. Regarding the Montreal Canadiens and the playoffs, under the new rules, the Bell Centre will initially accommodate 2,500 people - or about 12% of capacity - for a hockey game beyond May 28. We really missed our fans and spectators and we can't wait to host them again. And we will be ready."
- France Margaret Bélanger, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer