Montreal Canadiens unveil 2022-23 Opening Night roster

That Montreal Canadiens have revealed their opening night line-up for the 2022-23 season.

All teams had to release their roster before 5pm Eastern.

After placing defensemen Corey Schueneman and Madison Bowey on waivers Sunday, the Canadiens reached the 23-player limit by placing Joel Armia (out one to two weeks) and Joel Edmundson (out indefinitely) on Injured Reserve and sending goaltender Cayden Primeau, defenders Justin Barron and Otto Leskinen, and forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard and Jesse Ylönen to the Laval Rocket.

2022 first overall pick Juraj Slafkovský has made the cut along with rookie defensemen Kaiden Guhle, Jordan Harris and Arber Xhekaj.

Goalkeepers (2)
Jake Allen
Samuel Montembeault

Defense (7)
Kaiden Guhle
Jordan Harris
Johnny Kovacevic
Mike Matheson
David Savard
Chris Wideman
Works Xhekaj

Extenders (14)
Josh Andersen
Cole Caufield
Kirby Roof
Evgenii Dadonov
Jonathan Drouin
Christian Dvorak
Jake Evans
Brendan Gallagher
Mike Hoffman
Sean Monahan
Michael Pezzetta
Rem Pitlick
Juraj Slafkovski
Nick Suzuki

Wounded (6)
Joel Armia
Paul Byron
Joel Edmundson
Emil Heineman
Logan Mailloux
Carey Price

There are still decisions to be made as two forwards and a defenseman will sit out Wednesday night when the Canadiens host Toronto Maple Leafs in their opening game.

Also through waivers and other moves, there is a possibility that things could change before Wednesday, when general manager Kent Hughes meets the media.

Here’s how they all lined up at the first training session with 23 players (Mailloux takes over for day-to-day Mike Matheson):

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