Carbonneau, Kovalev among former Canadiens tabbed for Winter Classic alumni game

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Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, and Alexei Kovalev are expected to suit up for the Montreal Canadiens legends when they face former Boston Bruins during the Winter Classic festivities next month.

Jacques Demers will lead the Canadiens alumni, and the Stanley Cup-winning coach announced his roster on Sunday night.

Here are the projected line combinations, defense pairings, and goaltenders, as revealed by Demers on RDS' 'L'Antichambre':

LW C RW
Benoit Brunet Guy Carbonneau Mike Keane
Mats Naslund Alex Kovalev Oleg Petrov
Steve Shutt Normand Dupont Stephane Richer
Sergio Momesso Donald Audette Chris Nilan
LD RD
Larry Robinson Eric Desjardins
Gaston Gingras Patrice Brisebois
Rick Green Gilbert Delorme
Lyle Odelein Stephane Quintal
G
Jose Theodore
Richard Sevigny

While Robinson, Carbonneau, Kovalev, and Richer are all excellent choices, Canadiens fans may be disappointed to not see Saku Koivu on the squad.

The alumni game will be played on Dec. 31, one day before the Winter Classic between the current Canadiens and Bruins.

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