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After the morning scrimmage, the Habs announced their first training camp
cuts on Monday afternoon.  There weren’t as many cuts as originally
anticipated though, as only 5 of the 58 players were sent home.  Original
reports suggested as many as a dozen players would be sent packing today.

Not surprisingly, those who were cut were all either junior or collegiate
players so they could get back to their respective regular seasons.  Going
home are:

G Nicholas Champion (released from tryout – Lewiston, QMJHL)
D Morgan Ellis (Cape Breton, QMJHL)
RW Brendan Gallagher (Vancouver, WHL)
LW Phillipe Lefebvre (Montreal, QMJHL)
D Joe Stejskal (Dartmouth, NCAA)

Of those players, only Gallagher hit the scoresheet (1 assist) in the intrasquad
contests.  A pair of junior-aged players remain in camp, C Louis Leblanc
and D Jarred Tinordi.  A total of 53 players (5 G, 18 D, and 30 F) remain
in camp, including injured players (Bishop, Hamrlik, Markov, and Masse). 
On Tuesday, two new teams were formed with the remaining players, they are as

Team A

G – Carey Price, Curtis Sanford

F – Mike Cammalleri, Andrew Conboy, Gabriel Dumont, Olivier Fortier, Jeff
Halpern, Maxim Lapierre, Louis Leblanc, Ben Maxwell, Travis Moen, Aaron Palushaj,
Tomas Plekanec, Benoit Pouliot, Tom Pyatt, Ian Schultz

D – Sebastien Bisaillon, Hal Gill, Josh Gorges, Jaroslav Spacek, Frederic
St-Denis, Jarred Tinordi, David Urquhart, Yannick Weber

Team B

G – Alex Auld, Peter Delmas, Robert Mayer

F – Alexander Avtsin, Jimmy Bonneau, Dustin Boyd, Mathieu Darche, David
Desharnais, Lars Eller, Andreas Engqvist, Brian Gionta, Scott Gomez, Andrei
Kostitsyn, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Russell, Ryan White, J.T. Wyman

D – Mathieu Carle, Marc-Antoine Desnoyers, Alex Henry, Kyle Klubertanz, Ryan
O’Byrne, Brendon Nash, Alexandre Picard, P.K. Subban


F – Hunter Bishop, Dany Masse
D – Roman Hamrlik, Andrei Markov