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The Habs made their first real set of cuts on Saturday in advance of their game against Ottawa.  A total of 14 players were trimmed off the roster and have been assigned to Laval of the AHL.

Forwards: Morgan Adams-Moisan*, Alexandre Alain, Joe Cox*, Nikita Jevpalovs*, William Pelletier*, Michael Pezzetta, Hayden Verbeek, Lukas Vejdemo, Antoine Waked

Defencemen: Ryan Culkin*, Maxim Lamarche*, David Sklenicka

Goalies: Connor LaCouvee*, Michael McNiven

* – player is on an AHL contract

There are no real surprises from the mix and only a handful of them (Alain, Lamarche, and Vejdemo) even got into a game this preseason.  Nonetheless, the moves were necessary with Laval’s training camp opening up on Monday.  There is a reasonable chance that a few others could join them by then while the Rocket will undoubtedly be bringing in a few players on minor league tryouts to give them a full roster before their preseason gets underway late next week.