Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St Louis behind the bench
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Martin St Louis rejoins the Montreal Canadiens

Published March 25, 2024 at 7:26 PM
BY SAMER

After a long absence away from the team, head coach Martin St Louis has officially returned to the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Monday that head coach Martin St-Louis will be back behind the bench for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Canadiens head coach Martin St-Louis has rejoined the team in Denver and will be behind the bench on Tuesday.




St-Louis had been away from the team since March 16 to be with his family but rejoined the Canadiens on Monday in Denver. Assistant coach Trevor Letowski had taken on the head coaching duties during St-Louis' absence.

«I'd like to thank Geoff Molson, Jeff Gorton, Kent Hughes, along with Trevor Letowski, our players, coaches, and hockey operations staff for fully understanding and facilitating my need to be with my family for the past several days,» St-Louis said upon his return to the team. «Everyone within the Canadiens organization has been very supportive of my wife Heather and me as we fully focused on our son Mason and his recovery from a hockey injury. As parents, nothing is more important to us than our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason.»

Mason St-Louis, 16, is the youngest of Martin and Heather's three sons. He sustained an injury while playing for U15 Mid-Fairfield (Connecticut) and later faced complications, leading to hospitalization. His condition has since stabilized, and he is now recuperating at home.

«We appreciate the Canadiens organization, our fans, and the hockey community for understanding and supporting us through Mason's injury and recovery. I would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses that cared for him during this time. I'd also like to thank everyone for respecting my family and our privacy, and I ask to please maintain a focus on the Canadiens team and the remainder of the 2023-24 season.»

The Montreal Canadiens will be happy to have their head coach back behind the bench and I can assure you the team will play their heart out on Tuesday and secure a victory for St Louis.
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