Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WTA Player Wozniak Upset at Canadiens for Including Leblanc among First Cuts

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

WTA Player Wozniak Upset at Canadiens for Including Leblanc among First Cuts

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Wozniak upset that Leblanc cut by Habs

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MONTREAL - Tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak was apparently not pleased when the Montreal Canadiens included centre Louis Leblanc among their first cuts from training camp.

The former world No. 21 from Blainville, Que., sent messages on Twitter in French and in English blasting the Canadiens for the move on Tuesday. The messages have since been deleted.

One message read: "He did everything the CH organization told him to do and what. . . get cut this early? Oh and the reason. . . worst excuse ever! This is wrong"

A tweet in French read: "A real joke with the worst excuse for cutting someone. Truly not a fair shot."

She did not say what reason was given for cutting Leblanc, who was drafted 18th overall by Montreal in 2009.

Various media reports described 23-year-old Leblanc as 26-year-old Wozniak's boyfriend.

Plagued by injuries in recent seasons, Wozniak has dropped to 377th in WTA rankings.

Leblanc was among 14 players cut after a 6-3 pre-season loss to Boston on Monday night. …

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