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Bournival, Tinordi to open season with Canadiens

TSN.ca Staff

9/26/2013 10:53:04 PM

The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that eight players have been released from training camp, with forwards Michael Blunden, Martin St-Pierre, Christian Thomas, Nick Tarnasky and Patrick Holland and defencemen Magnus Nygren, Darren Dietz and Greg Pateryn assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Then after the Canadiens final pre-season game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Gabriel Dumont and Nathan Beaulieu were also sent to Hamilton.

Head coach Michel Therrien announced that forward Michael Bournival and defenceman Jarred Tinordi will open the season in Montreal.

There are still 25 players at camp (14 forwards, 9 defencemen, 2 goaltenders), including Alexei Emelin, Douglas Murray, George Parros and Davis Drewiske who are sidelined due to injuries.