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Alexander Semin | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
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Alexander Semin didn't finish Wednesday's game the Montreal Canadiens announced in the third period.
An unconfirmed lower body injury took the Russian out of the game. He's struggled immensely with one goal and four points in 14 games entering tonight's game against the Rangers. Nov 25 - 9:23 PM

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Alexander Semin had an assist in Montreal's 5-3 victory Friday night.

Semin drew back into the lineup because Torrey Mitchell (lower body) was unavailable. Obviously the fact that he got on the scoresheet is a positive, but it's worth noting that Montreal used him sparingly. In fact, he played a team-low 9:01 minutes.
Nov 21 - 11:24 AM

Alexander Semin will draw back into the Canadiens' lineup on Friday.

Semin has only been used in 12 of Montreal's 20 contests this season. Torrey Mitchell is dealing with a lower-body injury, so Montreal had to make a change from their Thursday lineup with Semin was scratched yet again. Semin has just one goal and two assists this season.
Nov 20 - 5:21 PM

Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch Thursday.

"That's another guy that I sat down with him this morning," coach Michel Therrien said of Semin. "Explained the plan, explained that he's not playing tomorrow and things that he needs to work on, and we're going to keep working on things to try to get his game better. This is where we are right now." Semin logged just 6:48 of ice time in his second game back after being scratched for seven straight contests.
Nov 18 - 3:26 PM

Alexander Semin may be heading back to the press box Thursday.

He logged just 6:48 of ice time in Monday's overtime win against Vancouver. Semin was benched after taking a bad penalty in the third period. He has played in the last two games after being a healthy scratch for seven straight matches. Semin has no points and zero shots in those outings.
Nov 17 - 2:35 PM

Not only did Alexander Semin not score a point in Saturday's loss to Colorado, but he didn't even register a shot on goal.

Semin had been a healthy scratch in seven straight games coming into Saturday's action. The Canadiens decided to give him another opportunity by sitting Paul Byron. Semin was a non-factor, as he managed two penalty minutes and two giveaways in 15:30 of ice time (2:15 on the power play).
Nov 15 - 9:31 AM

Updating a previous item, Alexander Semin will play in Saturday's game against Colorado.

Semin has been a healthy scratch in seven consecutive games, but he'll finally draw back into the lineup. The 31-year-old has one goal and three points in 10 games this season. He will take Paul Byron's spot on the roster.
Nov 14 - 5:18 PM

Don't be surprised if Alexander Semin draws back into the Montreal lineup Saturday night against Colorado.

He has been a healthy scratch for seven consecutive games but was practising on the Habs' second line alongside Alex Galchenyuk and Lars Eller on Friday as Torey Mitchell's absence due to family reasons created a forward vacancy. Semin looked better than he has in recent scrimmages on Friday. There is a chance that Semin will get a chance to suit up against the Avs.
Nov 14 - 10:04 AM

Alexander Semin is still waiting for his opportunity to play.

Semin has spent seven straight games in the press box. "When you don’t play in seven games, after that it’s tough to get started. But, I want a fresh start and I want to play. I’ve been learning more while I’ve been out of the lineup. I’ve been talking to the coaches. They’ve been showing me how I need to play," Semin said. "I know what they want from me, and that’s to score goals." He has a goal and three points in 10 games this season. He'll get another opportunity eventually, but it's hard to get optimistic about him at this point.
Nov 13 - 6:18 PM

Alexander Semin will be a healthy scratch for a seventh straight time Wednesday.

The Canadiens won't make any lineup changes when they face the Penguins. Semin hasn't played since Oct. 27. He has one goal and two assists in 10 games.
Nov 10 - 12:39 PM

Alex Semin and Jarred Tinordi will remain as healthy scratches against the Bruins on Saturday.

This will be Semin's sixth straight game in the stands, while Tinordi has yet to see a game. Suffice it to say, neither have any fantasy value to speak of at this time.
Nov 7 - 6:29 PM

Alex Semin will be scratched for fifth consecutive game when the Canadiens take on the Islanders on Thursday.

Semin was signed to a one-year deal this off-season and it didn't take long for him to get into head coach Michel Therrien's dog house. The 31-year-old has one goal and three points in 10 games. Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn will also continue to be scratched.
Nov 5 - 7:35 PM

Alexander Semin and Jarred Tinordi will remain scratched Tuesday night against the Senators.

Tinordi has yet to make his season debut, while Semin is now sitting out his fourth straight game. Unfortunately there just isn't' much fantasy value to speak of here at the moment.
Nov 3 - 7:13 PM

Alexander Semin will sit for the third straight game on Sunday against the Jets.

It's not like Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn are getting in, either. Whether it's due to talent or something else, Coach Therrien is often reluctant to change his lineup after a victory anyway.
Nov 1 - 6:14 PM

Alex Semin will be scratched for his second straight game Friday night against Calgary.

Ten games and just three points for Semin, not the kind of hockey that keeps one in the starting lineup. No matter how many times he's previously scored 40 goals. Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn will also remain scratched.
Oct 30 - 7:23 PM

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C1Tomas Plekanec
2Alex Galchenyuk
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
5Paul Byron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Lars Eller
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Christian Thomas
5Michael Bournival
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Semin
3Dale Weise
4Devante Smith-Pelly
5Sven Andrighetto
6Torrey Mitchell
7Zack Kassian
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Jeff Petry
4Alexei Emelin
5Tom Gilbert
6Nathan Beaulieu
7Greg Pateryn
8Jarred Tinordi
G1Carey Price
2Mike Condon