The Montreal Canadiens placed Cole Caufield on team's taxi squad Friday, but head coach Dominique Ducharme said cap space issues will keep the highly-touted forward prospect out of the lineup for now.

Ducharme said that due to the team's salary cap situation, they won't be able to dress any member of the taxi squad unless there's an injury to one of the 20 skaters on their roster. He noted that Canadiens management have yet to decide on whether or not Caufield will accompany the team on their upcoming western road trip for morning skates and practices.