Leblanc a nice, round number for Habs – with audio


Louis Leblanc joins the Canadiens family at the 2009 NHL entry draft at the Bell Centre.
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UPDATE: Lines and defence pairings at Tuesday practice in Anaheim: Kostitsyn-Plekanek-Gionta, Cammalleri-Desharnais-Cole, Palushaj-Eller-Moen, darche-Nokelainen-Weber | Markov-Emelin, Gill-Diaz, Gorges-Subban

AUDIO: Jacques Martin | excellent stuff from Max Pacioretty | Louis Leblanc | Randy Carlyle (on rumours)

Louis Leblanc is expected to arrive in Anaheim Tuesday afternoon and make his Canadiens debut Wednesday night  vs. the Ducks. Leblnac has been  called up  from the Hamilton Bulldogs to fill in for suspended Max Pacioretty.

And if he does see action, Leblanc will become the 800th different man to play for the Canadiens since the team was founded for the 1909-10 National Hockey Association season.

The Canadiens came into the season with 791 players on their all-time roster, according to the club’s 2011-12 media guide. New names added to the list this season have been goalie Peter Budaj, forwards Erik Cole, Michael Blundin and Petteri Nokelainen and defencemen Alexei Emelin, Raphael Diaz, Chris Campoli and Frédéric St-Denis, who’s played both D and up front.

So Leblanc becomes No. 800 in a long list of Canadiens.

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