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Jonathan Drouin’s gets severely punished by his own head coach Marty St.Louis!

The Habs' bench boss isn’t happy and calls it “non-negotiable”!


The Montreal Canadiens are set to face the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Saturday, however, forward Jonathan Drouin will sit out.

And that’s his own fault.

On Friday morning, Drouin missed a meeting so he was not allowed to practice later that day. Head coach Martin St. Louis confirmed to team insider Arpon Basu that Drouin will be a healthy scratch as punishment on Saturday, and called it a “non-negotiable”.

That means the Canadiens will only have 11 forwards on the lineup against the Bolts.

The news come on top of Canadiens' captain Nick Suzuki getting  fined $2,500 on Friday for cross-checking Anton Lundell of the Florida Panthers.

The incident took place in the third period of Thursday's 9-5 loss to the Panthers. Suzuki received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct with just under three minutes remaining.

The game was crazy with the Panthers scoring six goals in the second period against Boston on April 5, 2000. In the game vs. Montreal, Florida came just shy of tying the franchise record for goals in a game set in 1997, going scoreless in the third period.

The teams combined for 10 first-period goals to tie the NHL record for goals in a first period. It also was the fastest first 10 goals in an NHL game, with Florida getting the 10th goal at 13:18.

The Habs might get back on track on Saturday, but it will be without Drouin.

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