Forwards Paul Byron, Mike Hoffman, Joel Teasdale, defenseman Josh Brook, and goaltender Carey Price all failed their medicals and are probably out until the start of the regular season.
Defenceman Joel Edmundson is listed with a day-to-day injury and might rejoin the team in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Habs forward Brendan Gallagher was absent for "family reasons" and will return to camp soon.
There's a palpable sense of excitement going into the new season. With a re-tooled team, a bunch of new players, and a new plan of action from head coach Dominique Ducharme, the Habs are looking fresh and capable.
Whether or not they'll make the Stanely Cup Finals again this season is highly debatable, but you best believe the boys will give it their best shot.
Perry, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Lightning, the team he's lost against for the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons — one with the Habs at the end of June, and another as part of the Dallas Stars in 2020.
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In a July 29 Instagram post, Danault thanked Canadiens CEO Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin, as well as his wife and son. He also thanks Habs fans for their "energy and passion."
"My teammates [have] been unreal to me [the] last five years, we've been through everything and could not wish for a better group," he wrote, thanking his teammates for the memories they've created during his time on the Canadiens, including their historic Stanley Cup final run.
It's not the first time Danault has played for another NHL team. In 2011, Danault was drafted as the 26th pick for the Chicago Blackhawks before being traded to the Canadiens in 2016.
The Quebec native was known for his tradition of eating pizza after Habs wins. We'll miss you, 24!
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The president, CEO and owner of the Montreal Canadiens, Geoff Molson, has responded to the backlash surrounding the team's decision to draft Logan Mailloux. Mailloux was charged in Sweden for distributing a sexual photo of an 18-year-old woman without consent.
In a letter published on July 28, Molson said the Canadiens' drafting of Logan Mailloux "was never intended [...] to be an endorsement of the culture of violence against women."
A letter from Geoff Molson.
"I understand that you expect more from us and we let you down. The Montreal Canadiens are more than a hockey team. Logan's actions do not reflect the values of our organization and I apologize for the pain this selection has caused," Molson wrote.
"Our selection of Logan was never intended to be disrespectful towards her or her family, or more generally towards women or other victims of similar situations."
Molson added that the Canadiens organization has asked Mailloux to refrain from participating in both rookie and main training camps this fall, and will assess Mailloux's "readiness" throughout the year.
The Habs CEO said the organization will develop an awareness campaign "in conjunction with local experts" to educate young people on consent.
"We will use our platform and our resources to turn a decision that hurt many people into one that brings meaningful and impactful change," he wrote.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that he was "deeply disappointed" by the Canadiens' draft decision, calling it a "lack of judgment."
If you require resources or assistance surrounding sexual assault in Quebec, the CAVAC helpline is available 24/7. Those who may need support can call 1-866-532-2822. Other crisis lines and 24/7 options can be found at The Lifeline Canada.