Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Carey Price allowed three goals on 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

This was the best game Price has played in quite some time, but it wasn't enough to get his team two points in the standings. The Canadiens had 1-0 and 2-1 leads in this one, but they eventually lost on a Jakub Voracek goal in overtime. Price has now dropped five games in a row (0-3-2). He has just one win in his last nine decisions. The 30-year-old owns a 15-22-6 record with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season.
Feb 20 - 10:56 PM

Paul Byron scored in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Byron put an end to his 12-game goal drought in the process. His goal at the 8:45 mark of the third period gave the Habs a 2-1 lead, but they ended up losing thanks to two goals from Jakub Voracek. Byron now has 14 goals and 24 points in 59 games this season. The speedster has been a useful player for Montreal, but he shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Jeff Petry also found the back of the net for the Canadiens.
Feb 20 - 10:49 PM

Jakub Jerabek will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This is the eighth game in a row that Jerabek will watch from the press box. The rookie blue liner has one goal and four points in 25 games this season. Jacob de la Rose and Logan Shaw are also expected to serve as healthy scratches on Tuesday night.
Feb 20 - 6:42 PM

Phillip Danault (concuussion) will return to the lineup Tuesday against Philadelphia.

Danault skated between Charles Hudon and Alex Galchenyuk at the team's morning skate. He has missed the last 15 contests due to a concussion. Danault has seven goals and 23 points in 43 games this season.
Feb 20 - 2:50 PM

Phillip Danault (concussion) could be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Danault still had not received the green light to return on Monday, but the Canadiens sent Nikita Scherbak back to the minors. That could be an indication that Danault will see his first game action since Jan. 13.
Feb 20 - 10:30 AM

Andrew Shaw (lower body) is unlikely to play this week.

Shaw returned to practice on Monday and coach Claude Julien was encouraged by the forward's progress, but it sounds like his return isn't imminent. He hasn't played since Jan. 13 because of a lower-body injury.
Feb 20 - 10:26 AM

Shea Weber (foot) remains on the sidelines and it's unclear if he will play before the end of the regular season.

Coach Claude Julien said that Weber isn't feeling comfortable yet with his rehab from a foot injury, so he has been shut down from skating again. The team won't put him back in the lineup until he is 100 percent and time is running out on the 2017-18 season. The veteran blueliner hasn't played since Dec. 16 and the Canadiens have 24 matches left on the schedule.
Feb 20 - 10:22 AM

Carey Price is expected to get the start in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Price was supposed to get the night off in Vegas on Saturday, but he was forced into action after Antti Niemi allowed three goals on six shots in the first period. Price has a 15-22-5 record with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season.
Feb 19 - 8:48 PM

Nicolas Deslauriers has signed a two-year, one-way deal with Montreal.

The new deal is reportedly worth $950,000 per season. Deslauriers has produced 10 points and 160 hits in 36 games this year.
Feb 19 - 3:03 PM

Nikita Scherbak has been assigned to Laval of the AHL.

Scherbak had one goal and two assists in seven games with the Canadiens during his latest NHL stint. He has made nine total appearances with the big club this year. Scherbak's return to the minors could mean that injured forwards Phillip Danault and/or Andrew Shaw could be ready to return.
Feb 19 - 11:02 AM

Andrew Shaw (lower body) is slated to practice on Monday.

Shaw is expected to join the Canadiens in Philadelphia Sunday. His status for Tuesday's contest is unclear at this time, but an update could come after he takes part in the team's session.
Feb 18 - 1:51 PM

Jonathan Drouin netted a goal in a 6-3 loss to Vegas on Saturday.

It was Drouin's ninth goal and 29th point in 53 games this season. This has been a pretty disappointing campaign for Drouin, especially after Montreal gave up top prospect Mikhail Sergachev to get him from Tampa Bay. Still, Drouin is just 22-years-old so the trade might work out well for the Canadiens in the long run.
Feb 18 - 8:57 AM

Carey Price made 25 saves in a relief appearance but was still on the hook for the loss in a 6-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

After coming for relief of Antti Niemi, Price made 25 saves on 28 shots for the Canadiens. It wasn't enough to save his club from yet another loss. The B.C. native's record falls to 15-22-5 with a 2.98 GAA and a .904 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 11:20 PM

Nikita Scherbak scored his first of the season in a 6-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night.

Scherbak made a beautiful move past Marc-Andre Fleury and tucked in his very first goal of the season on Saturday. The forward's goal brought the Canadiens within one in the first period, but that was as close as they would get. Charles Hudon and Jonathan Drouin also scored. Scherbak now has three points in nine games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:38 PM

Nicolas Deslauriers will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

This will be the second straight game he watches from the press box. The 26-year-old has seven goals and three assists in 36 games this season. Jacob De La Rose and Jakub Jerabek are also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 17 - 7:00 PM


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