20231028 - Optional Morning Skate - Tanner Pearson

MONTREAL – The Canadiens skated during an optional morning skate at the Bell Centre on Saturday ahead of their game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Fifteen players took part in the session:

40 Joel Armia
21 Kaiden Guhle
34 Jake Allen
22 Cole Caufield
54 Jordan Harris
35 Samuel Montembeault
28 Christian Dvorak
8 Mike Matheson
35 Cayden Primeau
71 Jake Evans
27 Gustav Lindström
70 Tanner Pearson
55 Michael Pezzetta
14 Nick Suzuki
56 Jesse Ylönen

Head coach Martin St-Louis confirmed during his pregame press conference that Kaiden Guhle and Joel Armia will face the Jets. 

The 21-year-old defenseman hasn’t played since Oct. 17 when he sustained an upper-body injury and was listed as day-to-day. Meanwhile, the Finn will be making his season debut with the Canadiens. 

Defenseman Gustav Lindström and forward Jesse Ylönen will be healthy scratches.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. For tickets, click here.