The Veterans Center could make its Habs debut Monday night, while Cole Caufield won’t play the first game with Laval Rocket until Friday

Eric Staal skated for the first time as a member of the Canadiens on Sunday morning at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard

While the rest of the Canadians had a day off, Staal was skating with a member of the team’s training staff after completing seven days of COVID-19 quarantine since arriving in Montreal.The Canadiens acquired the 36-year-old center on Jan. March from the Buffalo Sabers in exchange for a third round selection and a fifth round selection in this year’s NHL Draft

All players coming to Canada from the US to join an NHL team must go through a 14-day quarantine However, the provincial and federal governments have allowed the second week to be a “work quarantine” so that players can take part in exercises and play in games

Staal could make his Canadian debut Monday night when they play the Edmonton Oilers at the Bell Center (7pm, TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 985 FM) in 32 games this season with a terrible Sabers team Staal had 3-7-10 total values ​​and was minus 20

Staal is a member of the Triple Gold Club and won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, a World Championship gold medal with Team Canada in 2007 and an Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games

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“I’m really looking forward to meeting him,” said Canadian Nick Suzuki about Staal on Saturday. “I have to see him play a lot during his career. He has a lot of experience, he won a Stanley Cup, the Olympics All these great experiences I hope to have He’s going to be a very good veteran presence Another one we add to our leadership group So I’m just learning everything I can I try to every guy I get to play with Take off little things so it’ll be cool to learn from him ”


With Jake Stanley, Joel Edmundson, Corey Perry, Tyler Toffoli and Michael Frolik, Staal becomes the sixth player on the Canadiens with a Stanley Cup ring

Meanwhile, Canadian prospect Cole Caufield won’t make his AHL debut with the Laval Rocket on Tuesday night after completing his first seven days of quarantine, rocket trainer Joël Bouchard said Sunday morning he wanted Caufield to do a few drills, before he plays his first game with the team

Caufield signed a three-year deal for the NHL with the Canadiens last weekend after finishing his season with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. In 31 games with the Badgers, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound right-winger had 30- 22-52 totals Caufield, who was won by the Canadiens in the first round (15 Overall Round) of the 2019 NHL Draft is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award for Best Player in US. College hockey

The Rocket will play the Stockton Heat at the Bell Center on Sunday and Tuesday nights It now looks like Caufield will make his rocket debut against the Marlies on Friday night in Toronto

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