Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Jacob De La Rose has been placed on waivers by Montreal.

De La Rose, who suffered a cardiac episode after a preseason game on Sept. 29, had been cleared by team doctors to resume taking part in on-ice sessions. He was practicing with the team prior to being put on waivers.
Oct 16 - 12:16 PM

Jonathan Drouin scored his first two goals of the season in Monday's 7-3 win over Detroit.

Drouin, who had five shots on target in the match, opened the scoring on a penalty shot for his first goal of the season. He struck again late in the second period on a Canadiens' power play. Drouin had one assist in four games to open the 2018-19 campaign.
Oct 16 - 10:45 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 25 of 28 shots during Monday's 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

With his teammates flying out to a huge 6-1 lead after two periods, Niemi wasn't left with much to do. He didn't have much of a chance on any of the three goals tonight and did make a huge stop of Dylan Larkin on a breakaway midway through the third period that could have made things interesting. The Finnish netminder has now won back-to-back starts, improving his record to 2-0-0 with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Oct 15 - 10:33 PM

Tomas Tatar scored a goal and added two assists during Monday’s 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Tatar, a former Red Wing, started off his ‘revenge’ game with a goal off a mad scramble just before the end of the opening period and followed that up with a slick pass to Brendan Gallagher who made no mistake with the puck for his first of the season. Tatar finished his night with another primary assist, this time on Jonathan Drouin’s power play marker in the second. Tatar was acquired from the Canadiens in the off-season deal that sent Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights and he has started his Habs career with three goals and four assists in five games. He has so far shown capable of replacing the goals that former captain Pacioretty brought to the lineup. Charles Hudon, Paul Byron, Tomas Plekanec and Jonathan Drouin (two goals total) also scored tonight.
Oct 15 - 10:28 PM

Karl Alzner will be a scratch for Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Alzner has yet to appear in a NHL game this season. Nikita Scherbak will also sit.
Oct 15 - 7:16 PM

Carey Price will serve as Antti Niemi's backup on Monday night.

Price is healthy after missing Saturday's contest with the flu. Niemi played well in a 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh that night and will make his second straight start.
Oct 15 - 7:03 PM

Antti Niemi will play between the pipes Monday night.

Niemi stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh in his first start of the season. His opponent on Monday will be the Detroit Red Wings. If you're wondering why Niemi is playing in a second straight game, it's probably because Carey Price was recently dealing with the flu, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Oct 15 - 12:45 PM

Andrew Shaw is dealing with the flu.

Shaw will miss Monday's game as a result. He has a goal and an assist in four games this season.
Oct 15 - 12:38 PM

Tomas Plekanec will be in the Montreal Canadiens' lineup on Monday.

Plekanec spent three games in the press box before making his season debut on Saturday. This will be the 1,000th game of his NHL career.
Oct 15 - 12:28 PM

Charlie Lindgren has been returned to the minors.

Lindgren served as Antti Niemi's backup on Saturday night because Carey Price was out with the flu. He joined the team on an emergency recall.
Oct 14 - 3:30 PM

Jonathan Drouin got his first point of the season on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

Drouin earned the primary assist on a power-play goal by Tomas Tatar, which gave Montreal a 3-2 lead in the third period. The Penguins tied it, but Montreal prevailed in the shootout thanks to goals by Drouin and Paul Byron. Drouin didn't have a point in Montreal's first three contests.
Oct 14 - 10:28 AM

Jeff Petry posted two assists on Saturday in a 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

Petry has produced four helpers in four games this season. He has picked up all of his points so far in two meetings versus the Penguins.
Oct 14 - 10:23 AM

Brendan Gallagher notched one goal and one assist in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh.

Gallagher has recorded two goals and three points through four matches this season. He had six shots and three hits in Saturday's victory.
Oct 14 - 10:19 AM

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 28 shots during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It was a bit of a revenge game for Niemi who beat the team who placed him on waivers last season. Niemi turned his game around after that as a member of the Canadiens and now finds himself with his first win of the season. The Finnish netminder will start the year with a 2.78 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Oct 13 - 10:35 PM

Tomas Tatar scored a couple of goals during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Tatar's first of the season came off a scramble for a loose puck in the slot while his second was from a tight angle that shouldn't have made its way to the back of the net. The goals were Tatar's first as a Montreal Canadien, putting him to two goals and four points in four games to start the season. Brendan Gallagher also scored, while Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin had both goals in the shootout.
Oct 13 - 10:25 PM

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