Alex Galchenyuk … on the fifth line

Alex Galchenyuk … on the fifth line

Forward Alex Galchenyuk’s career has been a long way from progressing in recent years and now he is likely to start the season outside of the Ottawa Senators’ starting squad of 12.

Thus, the former Montreal Canadiens found themselves in the fifth line of the Ottawa team during training on Tuesday. According to TSN, he was completing a line also made up of Colin White and Michael Haley. The first four left wingers of the group led by DJ Smith during the session were Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stuetzle, Nick Paul and Cédric Paquette.

Consequently, Galchenyuk could land with the reserve squad at the start of the campaign. Ottawa will host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday and Saturday.

After the trade changed him from the Habs to the Arizona Coyotes on June 15, 2018, the 26-year-old American wore the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild uniforms before signing a contract as free agent with the “Senses” on October 28th. In the last season, he scored 24 points, including eight goals, in 59 games.

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