Future Canadiens – we can only hope – Nathan Beaulieu, Michäel Bournival and Brendan Gallagher are on the junior team that will battle the world.
Jarred Tinordi is on the preliminary roster of Team USA, which will announce its tournament lineup on Dec. 22.
Daniel Pribyl is on the preliminary roster of the Czech Republic team and Mads Eller, Lars’ 16-year-old brother, is with Team Denmark.
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The Canadiens have recalled Michael Blunden from the Bulldogs.
With Philadelphia visiting the Bell Centre Thursday night and Travis Moen lost to injury, Blunden supplies fourth-line grit.