Hoffman failed his physical due to a lower-body injury and is expected to miss the entirety of Montreal's training camp.

This is obviously unfortunate news for the Canadiens, as they were counting on Hoffman to provide a punch up front from the get-go after signing him to a three-year, $13.5 million contract this offseason, and it now appears the 31-year-old sniper won't have an opportunity to gel with his new teammates during camp. At this point it isn't clear if Hoffman, who notched 17 goals and 36 points in 52 games with St. Louis last campaign, is in danger of missing regular-season action.

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