Canadiens head teach Claude Julien – Alex Belzile may exchange …

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Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien said Friday morning that forward Alex Belzile could draw in for Jake Evans in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Evans left the Canadiens’ 4-3 win in Game 3 on Wednesday in the second period after being hit by Penguins forward Brandon Tanev.

About Canadiens
French Canadians (also referred to as Canadiens; French: Canadiens français, pronounced [kanadjɛ̃ fʁɑ̃sɛ] or Canadiennes françaises, pronounced [kanadjɛn fʁɑ̃sɛz]), or Franco-Canadians (French: Franco-Canadiens), are an ethnic group who trace their ancestry to French colonists who settled in Canada from the 17th century onward. Today, people of French heritage make up the majority of native speakers of French in Canada, who in turn account for about 22 per cent of the country’s total population.
The majority of French Canadians reside in Quebec, where they constitute the majority of the province’s population, although French Canadian and francophone minority communities exist in all other Canadian provinces and territories as well. Distinct French speaking ethnic groups in Canada include the Acadians of the Maritime Provinces, the Brayons of New Brunswick and the Métis of the Prairie Provinces, among other smaller groups.During the mid-18th century, Canadian colonists born in French Canada expanded across North America and colonized various regions, cities, and towns; the French-Canadian settlers originated primarily from districts in the west of France, such as Normandy, Perche, Beauce, Brittany, Maine, Anjou, Touraine, Poitou, Aunis, Angoumois, Saintonge and Gascony.Today, French Canadians live across North America. Most French Canadians reside in Quebec, and are commonly referred to as Quebecers and Québécois in that province, although smaller communities exist throughout Canada and in the United States. Between 1840 and 1930, roughly 900,000 French Canadians immigrated to the United States, mostly to the New England region.Acadians (Acadiens), who reside in the Maritimes, may be included among the French Canadian group in linguistic contexts, but are considered a separate group from the French Canadians in a cultural and ethnic sense due to their distinct history, which predates the admission of the Maritime Provinces to Canadian Confederation in 1867.
French Canadians (including those who are no longer French-speaking) constitute the second largest cultural group in Canada, behind those of English ancestry and ahead of those of Scottish and Irish heritage; there is nevertheless a distinction between those identifying as French Canadians and those simply identifying as French. In total, those whose ethnic origins are French Canadian, French, Québécois and Acadian number up to 11.9 million people or comprising 33.78% of the Canadian population.Not all francophone Canadians are of French Canadian descent or heritage. The body of French language speakers in Canada includes significant communities from other francophone countries such as Haiti, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia or Vietnam. At the same time, not all Canadians of French heritage are francophone today.

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien: Alex Belzile could replace …

About Claude
Claude may refer to:

Claude (given name)
Claude (surname)
Claude (alligator), an albino alligator at the California Academy of Sciences
Claudius, Roman emperor from 41 to 54, who is called Claude in French
Claude (Grand Theft Auto), the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto III
Claude (Heroes), a fictional character in the TV drama series Heroes
Claude, Duke of Aumale (1526–1573)
Claude, Duke of Guise (1496–1550)
Claude, Texas, a US city
Claude, West Virginia
Claude de Bectoz, writer, intellectual, abbess and correspondent of Francis I of France
Claude of Besançon (d. 7th century), a Christian saint
Claude of France (1499 – 1524), wife of Francis I of France and queen consort of France
Claude of Valois (1547–1575), daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de’ Medici
Claude Lorrain/Gellée, traditionally just “Claude” in English, French 17th century landscape artist

Belzile, 28, scored seven goals and tallied 14 points in 20 games this season with Laval in the American Hockey League.

Evans, 24, made his postseason debut in Game 3, replacing Jordan Weal. He had two goals and three points in 13 games during the regular season.

Canadiens head coach Claude Julien: Alex Belzile could replace …

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