Canadiens Rumors & News

  • Nikita Scherbak sent down to the Rocket

    NHL.com "The Canadiens announced on Sunday that they had assigned forward Nikita Scherbak to the AHL's Laval Rocket. Scherbak has missed the last 21 games with a knee injury, which he suffered on October 26 and which resulted in him undergoing surgery on October 30. The Russian had just been called..." December 10

  • Time for Canadiens to reconsider how they deal with Alex Galchenyuk

    Sportsnet "It’s time for a new approach with Alex Galchenyuk. If the plan is to keep Galchenyuk with the Montreal Canadiens, the team’s management and the coaching staff had better start coming up with a different way to get the best out of him. The 23-year-old, who’s in his sixth NHL season, has..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • Andrei Markov felt disrespected by Canadiens’ Bergevin

    Sportsnet "In an interview with Le Journal de Montreal’s Jonathan Bernier, released late this past Thursday, Andrei Markov voiced his displeasure at not coming to terms with the Montreal Canadiens on a contract extension this past summer that would’ve allowed him to play a 17th season in their uniform and..." December 08

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin out for game against Flames

    Sportsnet "Jonathan Drouin will miss his fourth straight game on Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens host the Calgary Flames. The news comes a few hours after Canadiens head coach Claude Julien announced that Drouin was questionable to play in a game for the first time in over a week. The 22-year-old..." December 07

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin to miss 3rd straight game

    Sportsnet "The surging Montreal Canadiens will be without forward Jonathan Drouin for a third straight game on Tuesday night when they face the St. Louis Blues. Drouin is still recovering from a lower-body injury, although was due to practice Tuesday morning before being sent home due to a virus." December 05

  • Oilers claim Davidson off waivers from Canadiens

    Global News "The Edmonton Oilers are welcoming back a familiar face. On Sunday, the hockey team tweeted they’ve claimed defenceman Brandon Davidson off of waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. Davidson has one assist in 13 games with the Canadiens this season." December 03

  • Habs' Weber to be game-time decision

    TSN "Defenceman Shea Weber will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. Weber took part in the Habs' morning skate but head coach Claude Julien said he still needs to speak to team medical staff before the game. Weber has missed the past six games for the Canadiens,..." December 02

  • Canadiens place defenceman Brandon Davidson on waivers

    TSN "Defenceman Brandon Davidson was placed on waivers Saturday by the Canadiens to make room for Shea Weber. Weber is a game-time decision to make his return to the lineup after missing the last six games. In other Habs' roster notes, Jonathan Drouin took part in the team's morning skate Saturday..." December 02

  • Canadiens’ Drouin misses trip to Detroit due to lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin did not travel with his club to Detroit following a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. Drouin participated fully in the victory, scoring on a penalty shot during the tilt, and spoke to media following..." November 30

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber to miss game against Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens will be without defenceman Shea Weber for the fourth straight game on Monday when the team hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets. " November 27

  • Victor Mete doing what he can to stick with Canadiens

    Sportsnet "Victor Mete knows the writing might be on the wall for him. The 19-year-old defenceman, who was drafted 100th overall in 2016 by the Montreal Canadiens, shocked the hockey world by graduating to the NHL this season. He started off as Shea Weber’s defence partner and has since appeared in..." November 26

  • Canadiens' Price regrets playing through injury sustained in warmup

    NHL.com "After several weeks of speculation, Carey Price confirmed he'll be back in the Canadiens net on Saturday night. The past few weeks have been anything but a vacation for the Habs' No. 31. After hurting himself right before the start of his team's November 2 game in Minnesota, Price resumed..." November 24

  • Canadiens Activate Carey Price Off Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canadiens are set to get a boost to their lineup tomorrow night as the team announced that goaltender Carey Price will be activated off injured reserve and will get the start against the Sabres. Price has been out of the lineup since sustaining a lower-body injury in the pregame warmup on..." November 24

  • Torrey Mitchell traded to Los Angeles Kings

    NHL.com "The Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a fifth-round conditional pick in 2018. With respect to the condition, if the Kings make the playoffs then the Canadiens receive their own fourth-round pick in 2018 back - which was..." November 23

  • Canadiens recall defenceman Jakub Jerabek from AHL Laval

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have recalled defenceman Jakub Jerabek from AHL affiliate Laval, the team announced on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Czech blueliner has a goal and 10 assists in 17 AHL games this season." November 22

  • Canadiens’ Shea Weber hoping he can play against Predators

    Sportsnet "Shea Weber wouldn’t have drawn it up this way, but a nagging lower-body injury might keep him out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup against his former team in Nashville Wednesday. That would be a shame for Weber, for the Canadiens, and certainly for the fans of the Predators who were likely..." November 22

  • Canadiens' Weber out for clash with Predators

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber will not play in the team’s game against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. The former Predators captain currently logs over 26 minutes of ice time per game for the Canadiens and is second on the team in scoring with four..." November 22

  • Julien: Price’s return to practice “encouraging”

    Pro Hockey Talk "A Montreal Canadiens team struggling for answers in the early going this season got a bit of a boost on Monday. Goaltender Carey Price returned to practice on Monday morning in Montreal, a welcome sign for a team struggling to stop pucks and desperate to start winning as they wallow in the..." November 20

  • Trade winds blowing in direction of hapless Canadiens

    Sporting News "Montreal is without both Carey Price and Al Montoya, but its problems extend far beyond goaltending. The Habs have lost four of their last five — including a blowout loss at home to the Maple Leafs on Saturday — and have fallen 14 points off the pace set by division-leading Tampa Bay. It hasn’t..." November 20

  • Are the Montreal Canadiens headed for a rebuild?

    Sportsnet "Even before the Canadiens were hammered by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, some “soul searching” occurred in Montreal’s front office. That happened following the club’s 5-4 loss to the last-place Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “There’s a sense..." November 19

  • Canadiens’ Pacioretty, Drouin, Benn will play vs. Leafs

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forwards Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin and defenceman Jordie Benn will all play Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. All three players missed Friday’s practice while dealing with the flu. " November 18

  • Canadiens claim goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off waivers. Niemi began this season with the Pittsburgh Penguins but was waived after three games. He was then claimed by the Florida Panthers only to be waived by that organization on Nov. 13. " November 14

  • Canadiens' Montoya out indefinitely with concussion

    NHL.com " The Canadiens announced on Saturday that goaltender Al Montoya suffered a concussion and would be out of action indefinitely. The 32-year-old veteran netminder has made four appearances in between the pipes since the start of the year, amassing a 2-1-0 record." November 12

  • Canadiens will take the wins now no matter how they come

    Sportsnet "You don’t win points for style, so you’ll have to forgive the Montreal Canadiens for not being willing to toss back the two they earned in the standings with their 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. It was a hideous performance, on home ice, on Hockey Night in Canada –..." November 12

  • Jonathan Drouin, Lightning settle on performance bonus issue

    Sportsnet "It’s been nearly five months since Jonathan Drouin was traded away by the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the forward only recently completed his final piece of business with the organization after going to arbitration with the Lightning over the payment of a performance bonus, Sportsnet has..." November 12

  • Drouin returns to Canadiens lineup; Weber likely to play vs. Sabres

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens will get a boost to their lineup Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres in the form of forward Jonathan Drouin. The 22-year-old sat out Thursday’s 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild after suffering an apparent hand injury in Tuesday’s win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Shea..." November 11

  • Carey Price could return to Canadiens practice Friday

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price could return to practice Friday. "It’s possible," said Canadiens coach Claude Julien on Thursday. "I haven’t spoken to our medical staff yet, but it’s possible. He’s day-to-day." It was after Price completed a 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild last..." November 09

  • Canadiens hoping irreplaceable Drouin can play Thursday

    Sportsnet "It was just one of several incredible sequences of play Jonathan Drouin’s offered since becoming a Montreal Canadien this past summer. With a little less than six minutes remaining in the first period of his team’s 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, Drouin corralled the puck..." November 08

  • Paradise Papers: Montreal Canadiens issue denial after being named in leak

    CBS Sports "The NHL's Montreal Canadiens are among 3,300 Canadian organizations to be named in a massive leak of records from offshore law firm Appleby. The leak, known as the Paradise Papers, lists companies that may have benefited from offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda designed to avoid..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Price won't play for Canadiens vs. Jets

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has a lower-body injury and will not play against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV). The Canadiens called the injury minor and said the decision to keep Price out Saturday was a preventative measure. "Carey suffered a..." November 04

  • Price sidelined with minor lower-body injury

    CBC Sports "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will miss Saturday night's game in Winnipeg due to a lower-body injury. Price was not on the ice for practice Friday after the Habs lost 6-3 to the Minnesota Wild in Saint Paul, Minn.,Thursday night." November 03

  • Canadiens’ Nikita Scherbak out 6 weeks after knee surgery

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Nikita Scherbak will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Scherbak hasn’t played since Oct. 26 when he fell awkwardly into the boards in a game against the Los Angeles Kings." October 30

  • Martin Reway, Canadiens affiliate Rocket mutually agree to part ways

    NHL.com "Laval Rocket general manager Larry Carrière announced today that forward Martin Reway made the decision to return to Europe. The 22-year-old Czech player was released by the Canadiens organization on Sunday, following a mutual agreement to terminate his contract, allowing him to pursue his..." October 29

  • NHL says Andrew Shaw did not use homophobic slur after completing probe

    CBS Sports "Andrew Shaw hasn't exactly earned the benefit of the doubt, so when it appeared that he may have used a homophobic slur during a game last week, it was fair (and appropriate) for the NHL to launch an investigation into the incident. The league, however, has concluded that the Montreal..." October 25

  • Canadiens’ Ales Hemsky leaves game with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens forward Ales Hemsky was knocked out of Friday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks with an upper-body injury. Hemsky took a couple of hard hits in the first period, and the 34-year-old did not return to the ice after the second collision. " October 21

  • Carey Price loses his cool as Canadiens' slide hits seven games

    Sporting News "The Canadiens' West Coast road trip from Hell ended mercifully Friday with a normally even-keeled Carey Price turning into a poster boy for the mockery, squaring up his goal post and taking a Major League-worthy hack to split his stick in two. The mood is uneasy in Montreal, to put it mildly...." October 21

  • Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty: ‘I’m the worst one on the ice’

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens are one of the few teams that entered 2017-18 as Stanley Cup contenders, but who have stumbled badly out of the gate. Much like is the case with the Edmonton Oilers, many are wondering if it’s time to panic that the pieces just aren’t there for the Habs. Much has been..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Is there a trade to be made between the Penguins and Canadiens?

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Thursday night, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have some interest in Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins have been looking for another center since the departure of Nick Bonino in free agency this summer, so them being..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Contract termination for Mark Streit

    NHL.com "The Canadiens announced on Monday a mutual agreement with defenseman Mark Streit to terminate his contract. The 39-year-old defenseman agreed to terms on a one-year contract on July 25." October 16

  • Canadiens place Streit on unconditional waivers to terminate contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mark Streit has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of mutually terminating his contract, according to Elliotte Friedman. CapFriendly reports the mutual breakup will save Montreal $654,839 against their salary cap. Montreal had been trying to find..." October 15

  • Canadiens recall defenceman Schlemko, will not play vs. Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens recalled defenceman David Schlemko from their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, on Saturday. According to head coach Claude Julien, Schlemko will not play in Montreal’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. " October 14

  • Streit won't report to AHL

    CBS Sports "Streit won't report to Montreal's AHL affiliate and will instead take the next few days to evaluate his options, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Streit is 39 years old and has enjoyed a long NHL career spanning 12 years and four different clubs, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him hang..." October 14

  • Canadiens looking to spark, not ‘bury’ Alex Galchenyuk after move to fourth line

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Galchenyuk won’t be playing center for the Montreal Canadiens this year. At least that’s what general manager Marc Bergevin said last month just before training camp opened up. Wanting to ease the drama around the Galchenyuk’s place in the lineup, Bergevin’s statement was odd given how..." October 13