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Film Room: Even in a season from hell, David Reinbacher showed progress

The Montréal Canadiens may have some regrets about sending David Reinbacher back to EHC Kloten in Switzerland to play out his draft-plus-one season.

It seemed like a smart move at the time. It gave Reinbacher a chance to continue playing close to home, away from Montréal’s pressure cooker-like environment, and to evolve in the same competitive league and organization that turned him into a top NHL prospect. But instead of finding stability, Reinbacher endured what will likely be the worst year of his hockey career. 

“Kloten finished 13th in NL, with 52 points, far away from the 12th spot than from the 14th, owned by small budget Ajoie,” Thibaud Chatel wrote in his review of Reinbacher’s season. “They were 22 points away from the 10th spot qualifying for the play-in round, 21 points below the

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