On the sidelines since 21 November after suffering a third concussion in 10 months, Hendrix Lapierre said to have finally returned to health and looks forward to it with trepidation of a return to the game in his uniform Saguenéens de Chicoutimi.
Brendan Gallagher has suffered a solid defeat of Niklas Hjalmarsson.
The attacker Gatineau native has been invited by the Canadian, like the three other hopes of the QMJHL, is Alexis Lafrenière (Océanic de Rimouski), Dawson Mercer (Chicoutimi) and Justin Barron (Halifax Mooseheads), to unveil the logo of the next session, repechage, which will take place in Montreal in June, in the company of Guy Lafleur, that would be a rare outing since his hospitalization.
“I feel very well “,-he told in interview to the Journal de Montréal. “I have no more headaches for a long time, and I train with intensity. However, it does not need to rush anything in my case. “
Phillip Danault had to leave the game after having received the washer on the mouth in the second twenty.
The one who celebrated his 18th birthday Sunday, is aware that these injuries repeatedly are a source of concern for the teams that had (and still have) in their sights.
“This situation does not worry me, he said. These teams realize, however, that I make great efforts to return to the game and offer the performance I’m capable of on the ice. “
Eight days after winning the Super Bowl match, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the guest of honour at the Canadian. The guard of the Chiefs of Kansas City has upgraded the in game protocol between Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brendan Gallagher.
What pressure ?
Lapierre has had the chance to visit the facilities of the Canadian a little earlier in the day.
“Yes, Montreal is a big market for hockey, but I would want to be a lot, he mentioned. It is a prestigious organization.
“Play for the CH would be a privilege and the realization of a dream, he continued. And the pressure that everyone is talking about is more of a motivation for me. I’ve always carburized to this pressure. Regardless of the team that I repêchera, in the first or third round, I want to prove to him that she has made the right choice. “
For the first time since 2009, the NHL teams will meet in the home of the CH, on 26 and 27 June, for the session of repechage.