J.P Cote who was considered the probable front runner to complete the Canadiens defense was injured in yesterdays training camp after Aaron Downey fell on his knee.
Cote will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
This leaves the 7th defenseman spot wide open.
Who will step up and get the chance to star the season with the big team?
It won’t be James Sanford. Habs prospect James Sanford was sent home by Guy Carbonneau who was not impressed with his physical conditioning. It must be kind of embarrassing to be the first person cut and for being out of shape.
Dan Jancevski is the only other prospect with NHL experience. Although very little, 2 games.
But The Canadiens signed him this summer for a reason. They must like something about him. At 25 he’s paid his dues in the minors and this might be his lucky break.