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REPORT: Montreal Canadiens make final decision on Arber Xhekaj after Mike Matheson return

Published November 19, 2022 at 8:04 PM
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This rookie National Hockey League defenceman has taken the hockey world by storm this year as just two years ago he was stocking shelves at COSTCO, and now he is playing in the best hockey league in the world.

Due to injuries, Arber Xhekaj made the Canadiens roster out of camp this year and we are all thankful he did as he has become a fan favourite, and not just Montreal fans, but hockey fans league wide.

The 21 year old has wracked up 2 goals 2 assists and 40 penalty minutes during the 17 games hes played in this year.

Mike Matheson has recently been cleared to play after his injury, and that means someone needs to come out of the lineup.


The other day it was announced that Xhekaj was taking line rushes as the 7th defenceman and people were very upset.

But that appears to have changed.

Tonight the Montreal Canadiens host the Philadelphia Flyers and it appears that Xhakaj and Kovacevic will be in the lineup and Harris and Wideman will be the healthy scratches:



The Flyers are known as a hard-nosed team, and play a gritty style, especially under new coach John Tortorella. Xhekaj will and his toughness will be valuable in this game tonight.
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