Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Late surge gives Habs 6th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Facing one of their toughest opponents to date, the Montreal Canadiens, on the tail end of back-to-back games, easily could have succumbed to fatigue in the third period Thursday. Instead, they cranked it up a notch and continued to roll. Max Pacioretty scored midway through the..." October 27

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Zach Fucale Demoted To ECHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Johns IceCaps—Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate—announced that they’ve reassigned goalie Zach Fucale to the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. Fucale is only 3 years removed from being the top goalie drafted (36th overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The demotion is a huge blow for the goaltending..." October 26

  • Weber's winner pushes unbeaten Habs over Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Shea Weber was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens on June 29 in the biggest blockbuster trade of the summer. Al Montoya's arrival via free agency two days later was noted by only the most ardent of transactions watchers. But the two players who joined the Canadiens in far..." October 26

  • Flyers facing big test in Montreal "The Flyers will have their toughest challenge of the young season Monday night in Montreal. The Canadiens (4-0-1) have Carey Price, widely regarded as the NHL's best goalie, but they have also received some surprising offensive contributions. Entering Sunday, they had allowed the fewest goals..." October 24

  • Radulov carries unbeaten Canadiens to 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens signed Alexander Radulov for a much-needed offensive boost, and they're getting exactly what they paid for. The skilled winger factored into every Montreal goal to help the Canadiens to a 3-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Bell..." October 24

  • Canadiens’ new leadership, attitude paying off early

    Sportsnet "Ask Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien what he thinks the biggest difference is between this year’s edition of his team and last year’s, he’ll surely point to the intangibles of attitude and leadership — just as he did on Friday. Here’s what the coach said regarding his team’s..." October 23

  • Price, Canadiens stifle Bruins for third win in row

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Paul Byron was proudly wearing a Winter Classic T-shirt after Saturday night's game at TD Garden. "For me personally, it was a great moment last year and a lot of fun," Byron said after his short-handed goal in the third period helped his Montreal Canadiens to a 4-2 victory over..." October 22

  • Canadiens’ Zach Redmond out six weeks with broken foot

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens will be without defenceman Zach Redmond for six weeks after he suffered a broken foot in practice. Redmond, 28, signed a two-year deal with the Canadiens on July 1. The six-foot-two, 208 pound blueliner had yet to play a game this season with his new club." October 21

  • Weber, Price lead Canadiens to victory over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens had a familiar face back between the pipes but it was a high-profile newcomer that made the difference Thursday night. Shea Weber scored his first goal in a Montreal uniform and added an assist to help the Canadiens to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes..." October 20

  • Price to make season debut against Coyotes

    TSN "Carey Price is back. The Montreal Canadiens goalie will make his season debut against the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night at the Bell Centre after missing the first three games due to a flu and fever. Price met with the team's medical status following Thursday morning's optional skate. Head..." October 20

  • Canadiens’ Price hoping to return vs. Coyotes Thursday

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens fans are going to have to wait one more day to find out if goaltender Carey Price will make his return to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. Price, who missed Montreal’s first three games of the season with a severe case of the flu, took part in his..." October 19

  • Montoya, Canadiens blank Penguins

    The Sports Xchange "By Heather Engel, The Sports Xchange MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens are used to their starting goaltender giving them a chance to win. Only these days, it's been Al Montoya who's been making save after save to keep them in games. Montoya, making his third straight start while..." October 18

  • Former NHL star Alexei Kovalev makes surprise comeback to pro hockey at 43

    CBS Sports "In a moment reminiscent of Roger Dorn in Major League II, former NHL star Alexei Kovalev is activating himself to play while also serving as general manager for EHC Visp, a second-division Swiss pro team. An injury to forward William Rapuzzi created an opening, so the 43-year-old former NHL..." October 18

  • Habs’ Shaw meets with NHL discipline czar Quintal

    TSN "Andrew Shaw doesn’t want to be known as an NHL bad boy. That’s why Shaw accepted an informal meeting with NHL senior vice-president of player safety Stephane Quintal on Tuesday afternoon, hours before making his home debut as a member of the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Shaw, 25,..." October 18

  • Jeff Petry's in, but Carey Price is out as Canadiens visit Senators

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens face another night without all-world goaltender Carey Price, but they’ll get some help on defence as Jeff Petry returns for Saturday’s game against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre (7 p.m. CITY, TVA Sports, TSN 690 Radio). The Canadiens had hoped that Price would..." October 15

  • Karlsson goal in shootout lifts Senators past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Usually when a defensemen is taking part in a shootout, a number of forwards have already been used. But Guy Boucher only waited until the fourth round before taping Erik Karlsson on the shoulder Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre. "I've done some worse things," the..." October 15

  • Canadiens’ Sven Andrighetto clears waivers

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Sven Andrighetto has cleared waivers and can be assigned to AHL St. John’s. The 23-year-old held his own in 44 games with the Canadiens last season, scoring seven goals and 10 assists, but was beat out by Daniel Carr and Artturi Lehkonen for a spot on Montreal’s..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Canadiens goalie Carey Price dealing with ‘severe case of flu’

    Sportsnet "Carey Price‘s 2016-17 debut has been pushed back once again as the Montreal Canadiens netminder continues to deal with what the team is calling a “severe case of flu.” Price hasn’t practised this week, missed Montreal’s season opener — a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres — Thursday night, and..." October 14

  • Canadiens place Andrighetto on waivers

    Hockey Inside Out "The Canadiens placed forward Sven Andrighetto on waivers on Friday. The club had to put him on waivers in order to activate defenceman Jeff Petry, who could make his return to the lineup Saturday against the Senators in Ottawa. Petry sustained a lower-body during the pre-season. " October 14

  • Canadiens dump Sabres as Kane exits injured

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The revamped Montreal Canadiens didn't miss Carey Price at the start of the new season. Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and Montreal's new additions contributed heavily in a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Buffalo Sabres, who lost left winger Evander Kane midgame...." October 13

  • Angry Canadiens fan buys full-page ad over P.K. Subban trade

    Sportsnet "As the Montreal Canadiens get set to open the Shea Weber Era Thursday, one Habs fan took out a full-page advertisement to voice his anger over the P.K. Subban trade. Dr. CK, a life-long Canadiens fan who grew up in the Prairies, purchased a page of Thursday’s Montreal Gazette (worth a reported..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Carey Price to miss Canadiens season opener in Buffalo

    Today's Slapshot "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss the club’s season opener in Buffalo on Thursday due to a virus, according to TVA Sport’s Renaud Lavoie. The news comes as a blow, albeit a minor one, to Montreal fans hoping to see the star back between the pipes this season after he missed..." October 12

  • Canadiens' Jeff Petry: Placed on injured reserve

    CBS Sports "Petry (leg) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 6, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports. Petry will definitely miss the season opener Thursday in Buffalo, but could be ready to play Saturday in Ottawa." October 11

  • Pittsburgh Penguins claim Mike Condon on waivers

    Hockey Inside/Out "The Canadiens said they were hoping Mike Condon would clear NHL waivers, but their wish didn’t come true. The goaltender was claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday after being cut by the Canadiens on Monday. The Canadiens were hoping Condon would clear waivers so they would have some extra..." October 11

  • Panthers Acquire Tim Bozon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One day after a young forward who had yet to play to his potential was traded away, in Nail Yakupov, the same situation has repeated itself. Though not exactly a #1 overall pick, Tim Bozon had long been considered a top forward prospect for the Montreal Canadiens. That changed today, when the..." October 09

  • Canadiens acquire defenseman Jonathan Racine "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday the acquisition of defenseman Jonathan Racine from the Florida Panthers, in return for forward Tim Bozon. The 23-year-old Montreal native will report to the AHL's St. John's IceCaps. A third-round draft pick by Florida in..." October 08

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • P.K. Subban: It was a ‘personality trade,’ not a hockey trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that the gloves have really come off, it’s been wildly entertaining to watch P.K. Subban snipe at the Montreal Canadiens for that trade to the Nashville Predators. The superstar defenseman notably omitted Canadiens logos from a tribute to Scott Gomez. He landed some barbs on the franchise..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • NHL suspends Canadiens' Andrew Shaw for 3 pre-season games

    CBC Sports "Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw will miss the team's next three pre-season games after the NHL suspended him Thursday for hitting Washington defence prospect Connor Hobbs face-first into the end boards in Tuesday's contest. Shaw was assessed 20 penalty minutes and a game misconduct..." September 29

  • Habs' Shaw to have hearing Thursday

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw will have a hearing Thursday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety after boarding Washington Capitals defenceman Connor Hobbs in a pre-season game Tuesday night. The hit occurred late in the second period when Shaw hit the rookie Hobbs face-first into..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Greg Pateryn sports No. 8 as Canadiens begin training camp

    Montreal Gazette "When Greg Pateryn heard that the Canadiens traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, he knew that he would be wearing a new number this season. Pateryn has been wearing No. 6, but that’s the number Weber has worn throughout his all-star career and Pateryn was wearing No. 8 as the Canadiens’ training..." September 24

  • Dreger: Kris Russell signing ‘getting closer’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Tuesday morning: On how unrestricted free agent defenseman Kris Russell has yet to sign, and on if there is a chance the Montreal Canadiens could be in play: “Well, I guess there’s a chance. Why not. I mean, Montreal has expressed some interest...." September 22

  • Canadiens' hope buoyed by Carey Price's showing "The Montreal Canadiens were just fine with Carey Price missing their golf tournament Tuesday. In fact, the reason for Price's absence is a huge relief for the Canadiens, and one that has them very hopeful that this season will have a much more positive outcome than the previous one. While..." September 21

  • Therrien denies calling Pacioretty ‘the worst captain in Canadiens history’

    Pro Hockey Talk "From The Canadian Press: Montreal coach Michel Therrien denies ever calling Max Pacioretty “the worst captain in Canadiens history” but is glad there will be more veteran leadership on his squad this season. Therrien reportedly disparaged Pacioretty at a recent charity golf tournament. The..." September 20

  • Montreal Canadien’s Mikhail Sergachev Injured

    The Hockey Writers "When the Montreal Canadien’s selected Mikhail Sergachev with the ninth overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, they knew they were getting a potential star. In the Canadien’s rookie tournament game against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, Sergachev showed that he can be just that with an..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Carey Price to Start for Team Canada, Claude Giroux a Healthy Scratch

    The Hockey Writers "After Friday’s Team Canada practice, just one day before the 2016 World Cup of Hockey opens, coach Mike Babcock revealed the lineup for Saturday’s opener. As expected, Carey Price will start in net for Team Canada. The surprise in net is that Corey Crawford, who has never suited up for his..." September 17

  • Michael McCarron has a new look at Canadiens' rookie camp

    Montreal Gazette "At 6-foot-6, Mike McCarron still stands out in a hockey locker room. But as the Canadiens opened their rookie camp Thursday in Brossard, he looked like a new man. For starters, there’s a new, stylish haircut. “The older haircut was bad,” McCarron said with a laugh. McCarron is also..." September 16

  • Canadiens Taking Calls On Nathan Beaulieu

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There’s never a dull moment in Montreal. In an interview with François Gagnon of RDS, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said he has received calls about defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (link in French). Bergevin mentioned that “it’s [his] job to listen, to analyze”, which if you’ll recall, is very..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Just How Short Is The Leash In Montreal?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Bob McKenzie appeared on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Monday morning to talk about the Canadiens controversial summer, and just how long of a leash GM Marc Bergevin and coach Michel Therrien have. McKenzie believes that Bergevin and Therrien aren’t as perilously close to unemployment as some fans..." September 12

  • Habs’ Petry hopes for strong return from sports hernia surgery

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jeff Petry‘s first season in Montreal after signing his lucrative contract extension with the Habs didn’t go according to plan for both the player and team. The Habs, after the injury to Carey Price, fell apart and fell out of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Petry, 28 years old and signed..." September 11