Canadiens’ Romanov quarantining in Montreal after NHL overturns decision

Russia's Alexander Romanov during the Beijer Hockey Game between Russia and the Czech Republic. (Erik Simander/TT News Agency via AP)

Montreal Canadiens prospect Alexander Romanov has been sent to Montreal to quarantine, after the NHL overturned its initial decision to allow him to quarantine in Toronto.

Romanov left his native Russia on Tuesday and was heading to the NHL’s Eastern Conference hub in Toronto, but the 20-year-old defenceman has since been re-routed to Montreal.

He is ineligible to play in any games but can practice with the team once his quarantine has been completed and he has tested negative for COVID-19.

The Canadiens will continue training camp in Quebec this week and travel to Toronto on July 26. The team will play one exhibition game against the Maple Leafs on July 28 and will begin their Stanley Cup Qualifiers series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Aug. 1.

In 86 games over two seasons with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow, Romanov had 11 points and a plus-37 rating.

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