Adam Brooks could make his Canadiens debut Tuesday night

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Centre who earned nickname “Prairie Jesus” while racking up points with the junior Regina Pats, could take Jake Evans’s spot against Sharks.

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Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette

Centre Adam Brooks played 11 games last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, posting 4-1-5 totals with veterans Joe Thornton and Jason Spezza as his wingers. Photo by Craig Robertson /Postmedia Article content

Adam Brooks looked a bit nervous when he stepped up on the stage to take questions from the Montreal media for the first time Monday following the Canadiens’ practice at the Bell Centre.


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Brooks asked politely if he was allowed to take his COVID mask off after sitting behind a table and when told he could said: “Thank you. I wasn’t sure.”

The Canadiens claimed Brooks off waivers a week earlier from the Toronto Maple Leafs and at practice Monday he was at centre on the third line between Mike Hoffman and Brendan Gallagher. Jake Evans, who normally centres the third line, missed practice with an upper-body injury and is questionable for Tuesday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks at the Bell Centre (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 FM).

That means Brooks could make his Canadiens debut against the Sharks.

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