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  • Byron’s return one of many possible changes for Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens winger Paul Byron will be back in action at the Bell Centre after missing the last six games with an arm injury. On Tuesday, the Canadiens re-activated Byron off the injured reserve list and assigned Dale Weise to the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket in a..." February 19

  • Canadiens’ resilience to be tested by first slump of season

    Sportsnet "We’ve learned that the Montreal Canadiens are a speedy, feisty, competitive team that has more talent than anyone assumed before the season got underway, but we’re about to learn just how resilient they are. The Canadiens have hit a bump in the road. A 6-3 loss to a..." February 18

  • “Chances Are High” Montreal Canadiens Will Stand Pat At Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been a surprisingly successful season for the Montreal Canadiens to this point, but don’t expect that to translate to an active trade deadline. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has said all along that his team would not be interested in acquiring rentals this season and now..." February 17

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Kings trade Nate Thompson to Montreal for draft pick

    Los Angeles Times "The reshaping of the Kings roster continued Monday with the trade of depth forward Nate Thompson to the Montreal Canadiens. The Kings sent Thompson and a fifth-round draft pick to Montreal for a fourth-round selection. Both draft picks are this year. The move was expected because..." February 11

  • Canadiens raise expectations in resurgent season "The sombre tones in the Montreal Canadiens' dressing room at Bell Centre on Saturday told you a great deal about the home team. The single point earned in its 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs was little more than a consolation prize, a thanks-for-coming pat on the back..." February 10

  • Habs place F Agostino on waivers

    TSN "The Habs have placed forward Kenny Agostino on waivers. Agostino has appeared in 36 games for the Habs this season, recording 11 points (two goals, nine assists). He also has 10 points in 12 games with the AHL's Laval Rocket. Defenceman Karl Alzner has cleared waivers and..." February 10

  • Why the Canadiens’ power play continues to sputter

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens are arguably the surprise of the 2018-19 season. They hung at the edge of a playoff spot early in the year when Carey Price was struggling, and since captain Shea Weber returned from injury and Price returned to form, they’ve been on an absolute..." February 09

  • Canadiens acquire Christian Folin and Dale Weise from Philadelphia "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the team has acquired defenseman Christian Folin and forward Dale Weise from the Philadelphia Flyers in return for David Schlemko and Byron Froese.  Folin, 27, has participated in 26 games thus far this..." February 09

  • Canadiens put Alzner on waivers, Byron on injured reserve

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have once again put defenceman Karl Alzner on waivers. This comes after the Canadiens activated forward Andrew Shaw off injured reserve. The forward hasn’t played since Dec. 31 after being sidelined with a neck injury. In 36 games, Shaw has 11 goals and 24..." February 09

  • Michael McCarron to miss rest of season with shoulder injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If any Montreal Canadiens fans were hoping for a late season Michael McCarron call-up, it isn’t coming. The team announced today that McCarron’s season is over after undergoing shoulder surgery yesterday. The 23-year old forward had been playing with the Laval Rocket in the AHL, and..." February 07

  • Paul Byron injury could leave crucial hole in Canadiens’ lineup

    Sportsnet "It hasn’t been determined how long Paul Byron will be out of action, but whether it’s a matter of days or weeks, the impact of Byron’s absence could be considerable on the Montreal Canadiens. It was in the second period of Sunday’s 4-3 overtime win for the..." February 04

  • Kotkaniemi’s accelerated development trumps results for Canadiens

    Sportsnet "In the grand scheme of things, the Montreal Canadiens blew a golden opportunity against a downtrodden, banged up New Jersey Devils team on Saturday afternoon. A chance to win a game they were leading in the third period – and against a team that was missing its best player in Taylor Hall..." February 03

  • Habs' Byron leaves with upper-body injury

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron left Sunday's matchup against the Edmonton Oilers with an upper-body injury and will not return, the team announced.  He appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury after being hit into the end boards in the second..." February 03

  • Medical update on Noah Juulsen "The Canadiens provided the following medical update on defenseman Noah Juulsen on Friday: Noah Juulsen is out indefinitely with a vision-related issue that will require time to heal. The Canadiens organization is expecting Noah to make a full recovery. Out of respect to the player and..." February 01

  • Shaw could return to Canadiens lineup against Ducks "Andrew Shaw could return to the Montreal Canadiens lineup against the Anaheim Ducks at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The forward has missed the past 11 games because of a neck injury sustained against the Dallas Stars on Dec. 31. He was cleared for contact and practiced Friday for the first..." February 01

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Canadiens neither confirm nor deny report about Noah Juulsen injury

    Sportsnet "A report that surfaced last week from Montreal radio host Ron Fournier, that Montreal Canadiens defenceman Noah Juulsen could have a career-threatening eye injury, was neither confirmed nor denied by the Canadiens on Thursday. "He has an upper-body injury, an..." January 31

  • Claude Julien has Canadiens playing fast, aggressive

    Pro Hockey Talk "Raise your hand if you expected the Montreal Canadiens to be sitting in third place in the Atlantic Division after 51 games this season. Anybody? I didn’t think so. After finishing 28th in 2017-18, expectations for the Habs this year were fairly low. They traded away their two..." January 30

  • Canadiens place Michal Moravcik on unconditional waivers

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Today it was announced that the 24-year-old defenceman Michal Moravcik was placed on unconditional waivers for contract termination purposes. Originally signed alongside David Sklenicka this summer, Moravcik was part of an overhaul at the AHL level, to bring in..." January 28

  • Coyotes' Galchenyuk set to make return to Montreal

    The Score "For the first time in his career, Alex Galchenyuk will skate under the bright lights of the Bell Centre as a member of the visiting team on Wednesday night. Selected third overall by the Montreal Canadiens at the 2012 NHL Draft, the then 18-year-old star was labeled as a blue-chip..." January 22

  • Canadiens’ Bergevin wise to hold off on trading Hudon, Benn

    Sportsnet "“I’d be surprised if you can get a fourth- or fifth-round pick for him right now,” said one scout in attendance at Saturday’s 5-2 win for the Philadelphia Flyers over the Montreal Canadiens. He was talking about Charles Hudon, the Montreal forward who showed..." January 21

  • Canadiens’ Julien: ‘We’re not a threat at all on the power play’

    Sportsnet "It was a perfect opportunity that was whiffed on by the NHL’s worst power play. A chance to bury a team that had one foot in the grave, and it was just tossed to the wind like it didn’t even matter. The Montreal Canadiens dominated the first period of their 5-2 loss to the..." January 20

  • Bowman: Kotkaniemi has some of Beliveau's characteristics

    TSN "With over 60 years of scouting, coaching and managing hundreds of players, Scotty Bowman has seen some talent over the years. And he thinks 18-year-old Montreal Canadiens rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi has lots of it. “I saw Jean Beliveau with Victoriaville juniors at age..." January 18

  • Unlikely Selke candidate emerges in Montreal

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Montreal Canadiens traded Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016, no one believed that they had acquired a potential Selke Trophy candidate. But through 48 games this season, Phillip Danault has shown that he has what it takes to be in the conversation for..." January 18

  • Canadiens send down Karl Alzner, but he will travel with team on Thursday

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have sent down Karl Alzner to the Laval Rocket for Wednesday night’s game against the Belleville Senators. The team also made clear that Alzner will then be recalled to travel with the team to Columbus..." January 18

  • NHL suspends Canadiens' Paul Byron for three games

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens won’t have Paul Byron in the lineup when they play the Blue Jackets Friday night in Columbus (7 p.m., TSN2, RDS, TSN 690 Radio). Byron also won’t be able to play Saturday night against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Bell Centre or next Wednesday night when..." January 16

  • The Montreal Canadiens continue to show growth

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "A lot has been said this season about how this year’s Montreal Canadiens have come out of the gates a different team than in previous years. That this isn’t last year’s team. The last two games - wins against the Boston Bruins and Florida..." January 16

  • Paul Byron to have hearing for hit on Mackenzie Weegar

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron will have a hearing Wednesday with the league's Department of Player Safety for charging Florida Panthers defenceman Mackenzie Weegar on Tuesday night. Byron picked up a two-minute minor penalty for charging in the second period..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Kenny Agostino Will Not Face Further Discipline From Player Safety

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight, they are fortunate to do so with forward Kenny Agostino in the lineup. Agostino, who has carved out a nice role for himself with the Habs this season, received a match penalty game misconduct in the first..." January 08

  • Tampa Bay Lightning Andrei Vasilevskiy To Replace Price At 2019 NHL All-Star Game

    Last Word On Hockey "It was announced today that Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will replace Carey Price at the 2019 NHL All-Star Game in a few weeks. Price announced that he will not be attending a few days ago. However, Vasilevskiy will now join Lightning..." January 08

  • Canadiens defenceman David Schlemko clears waivers

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "David Schlemko has cleared waivers, and as such was be assigned to the Laval Rocket of the AHL. Schlemko has played 18 games this season, registering two assists. He has played 45 games with the Canadiens over the last two seasons, scoring one goal and adding six..." January 08

  • Montreal Canadiens Will Not Be Deadline Buyers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Montreal Canadiens have been inside or on the fringe of the Eastern Conference playoff picture for much of the season. Yet, in the stacked Atlantic Division, GM Marc Bergevin knows that he faces an uphill battle to advance very far this season. The experienced executive has thus..." January 07

  • Canadiens place veteran D David Schlemko on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Montreal Canadiens have decided to waive another veteran defenseman, this time placing David Schlemko on waivers, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Schlemko is currently on injured reserve. Almost nothing has gone right for Schlemko since he was acquired from the Vegas..." January 07

  • Carey Price Will Not Participate In 2019 All-Star Game

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Montreal Canadiens have decided that the long-term health of Carey Price is more important than his appearance at this year’s All-Star game. GM Marc Bergevin announced today that Price will not attend the event scheduled for later this month, instead will use the time to rest an..." January 07

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson says Kotkaniemi play ‘wasn’t a dirty play’

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie sensation Elias Pettersson says the awkward collision between him and Jesperi Kotkaniemi was an honest accident and that there was no malicious intent behind the way the Montreal Canadiens forward hauled him down. “He hooked my leg a little bit – I..." January 05

  • Canadiens’ Price, Armia return, Shaw placed on IR with neck injury

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens will have goaltender Carey Price back in the starter’s net for their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old said an injury suffered seven weeks ago had nagged him sufficiently to force him to the sidelines for..." January 03

  • Michael McNiven reassigned to the AHL by the Montreal Canadiens

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Michael McNiven was an emergency recall from the AHL’s Laval Rocket after Carey Price was sidelined with a lingering lower-body injury. With Price set to return, coming off of the Injured Reserve list today, McNiven was returned to the Rocket. He didn’t see..." January 02

  • Carey Price says he's been playing through injury for about 7 weeks

    The Score "The injury that sidelined Carey Price for two games following the Christmas break is something he's been dealing with for some time. The Montreal Canadiens netminder recently missed the club's games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay..." January 02

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • NHL fines Canadiens' Phillip Danault $5K for tripping

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Phillip Danault was fined by NHL’s Department of Player Safety after his trip of Aaron Ekblad during Friday's game against the Florida Panthers. The trip came in a battle along the boards in the dying minutes of the game when Montreal Canadiens was up 4-2. It’s Phillip..." December 29

  • Price won't travel for opener of Canadiens road trip "Carey Price has a lower-body injury and will not travel with the Montreal Canadiens for the start of their three-game road trip, which begins at the Florida Panthers on Friday (7 p.m. ET; FS-F, TSN2, RDS, NHL.TV). The 31-year-old goalie made 23 saves in the Canadiens' 4-3 overtime..." December 28

  • Will Domi have to answer for preseason sucker punch on Ekblad?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The preseason feels like it was ages ago, but don’t be surprised if the Florida Panthers haven’t completely forgotten about it. On Friday night, the Panthers and Montreal Canadiens will go head-to-head for the first time since Max Domi split Aaron Ekblad open with a sucker punch in..." December 28

  • Carey Price battling lower-body injury, not traveling with Canadiens

    Yardbarker "The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that starting goaltender Carey Price will not travel with the team to Florida as he deals with a lower-body injury, something that immediately set off alarm bells among the fan base. Price has dealt with several lower-body issues over the last few..." December 27

  • Karl Alzner recalled from the AHL by the Montreal Canadiens

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "After clearing waivers and being sent to the AHL earlier this season, Karl Alzner has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens. The move was made necessary by an upper-body injury to David Schlemko that has placed hom on the Injured Reserve list, leaving an open spot on the left side..." December 26

  • Price not worried about statistics, only victories for Canadiens "Carey Price is not among the top 40 NHL goalies in save percentage or top 30 in goals-against average this season, facts that are not on the top 100 list of concerns of Montreal Canadiens goaltending coach Stephane Waite. "I won't waste my time trying to justify stats every..." December 23

  • Canadiens already clear-cut winners of Max Domi-Alex Galchenyuk trade

    Sportsnet "Forgive us for breaking one of the cardinal rules of sports analysis, but we’re judging one of the NHL’s biggest summer trades just seven months after it was made. Based on several factors — the age difference between the players involved, the contractual status of..." December 20

  • NHL rescinds Artturi Lehkonen’s embellishment penalty

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "In spite of the Canadiens lopsided 5-2 win over the Senators, there remained a bit of controversy thanks to a questionable embellishment penalty given to Artturi Lehkonen on Saturday night. The Finnish winger was clearly hooked by Thomas Chabot, and while..." December 17