Victor Mete future with the Montreal Canadiens is a hot subject right now and with good reason. At the start of the season, the 19-year-old defenseman played more than 20 minutes per game, but as the season has progressed, he's received less playing time, despite the fact that the Habs have been playing without Shea Weber and David Schlemko.
That being said, when the two defenseman have both returned, Marc Bergevin will have to make an important decision regarding his fourth round pick in 2016. While many expect Mete to return to the London Knights over the next few days, Bob McKenzie is not at all of that opinion.
On TSN 690 Montreal, the well-known insider said that the last thing the Habs want to do is send Mete back to the juniors, because once this decision is made, Marc Bergevin won't have access to his young defenseman for the rest of season.
On the other hand, he believes the option of loaning Mete to Team Canada for the World Junior Hockey Championship in less than a month is highly present and Bergevin could then evaluate the situation after the tournament. If there are injuries among Canadiens, then the GM will be able to keep Mete on the team and if the blueline is healthy, he may consider the option of sending him back to the OHL.
In short, according to his reasoning, it would be very surprising that the Canadiens make an announcement about Mete over the next few days.
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