The Canadiens made their first major cuts today, sending P. K. Subban and Olivier Fortier back to their junior teams while assigning 16 others to Hamilton of the American Hockey League.
Heading to Hamilton are goaltenders Cédric Désjardins and Loic Lacasse; defencemen Shawn Belle, Pavel Valentenko and Chad Anderson and forwards Brock Trotter, Ryan White, .J.T. Wyman, Mike Glumac, Olivier Latendresse, Yanick Lehoux, Ryan Flinn, Mathieu Aubin, Ryan Russell, David Desharnais and Thomas Beauregard.
Still with the team: Yannick Weber, Max Pacioretty, Ben Maxwell, Matt D’Agostini, Gregory Stewart, Kyle Chipchura, and Marc Denis.
Editor’s note: This is Pat Hickey’s first official post to Habs Inside/Out. The Gazette beat man had knee surgery several weeks ago and is still theoretically on the DL. Pat would like to thank the pressbox regulars who chipped in to buy him an eyepatch and a parrot.