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Matt Lashoff | Defenseman

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
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Montreal has invited defenseman Matt Lashoff to training camp on a tryout.
He played with Zurich last season in the Swiss A League and has 74 games of NHL experience under his belt. Lashoff hasn't suited up in the NHL since 2010-11 when he skated in 11 contests with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He shouldn't be expected to make the Canadiens' roster, but he could end up starting the year in the minors if he gets a contract with them. Tue, Sep 10, 2013 08:35:00 AM

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Matt Lashoff is playing for Switzerland's Zurich Lions and, unlike his former NHL colleagues, he's already in action.

Preseason games started in Switzerland this week. "It’s different. It’s tough to compare," Shannon said of the Swiss game. "Players, for the most part, are in incredible shape. They take care of themselves. They’re very fast, very skilled. They play the game at a really fast level. The ice is bigger. It seems like the game slows down a little bit. There’s more playmaking involved." Lashoff projected to have the necessary skills to become an NHL regular. He was comfortable skating the puck out of danger and had good vision and soft hands. But like many young defensemen, Lashoff struggled when he made mistakes. He didn’t have the confidence to dig himself out of trouble. As a result, the game slipped away from him even more, and he wound up in Switzerland.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 10:49:00 AM

Matt Lashoff has signed on to play in Switzerland this season with the Zurich Lions.

He participated in a preseason game on Tuesday along with former NHLer Ryan Shannon, who is also on the Lions. Lashoff spent the 2011-12 campaign with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and his last appearance in the NHL came the previous year when he suited up in 11 games with the Maple Leafs.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 10:25:00 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Matt Lashoff on waivers.

That's hardly a surprise, given how deep the Leafs' defensive corps is this season. If Lashoff clears waivers, he'll be sent to the AHL.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 12:19:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In 11 games with Toronto this past season, Lashoff recorded one assist and six penalty minutes. He played most the 2010-11 campaign for the Marlies in the AHL, where he notched 28 points and 137 penalty minutes in 69 contests.
Source: TSN.ca
Thu, Jul 7, 2011 03:45:00 PM

Matt Lashoff, who cleared re-entry waivers on Tuesday, is likely to be used on Toronto's third defensive pairing on Wednesday.

"He’s been playing really well in the minors," said coach Ron Wilson. "We need to get more minutes out of the fifth and sixth defensemen, quality minutes so that the top-four we’ve using don’t poop out." Lashoff has 28 points in 69 AHL contests in 2010-11.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 12:42:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has successfully cleared re-entry waivers.

Lashoff might make his season debut on Wednesday. He has a goal and 15 points in 63 career NHL games.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 12:19:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has been placed on re-entry waivers by the Maple Leafs.

If he clears waivers, Toronto will probably use him as a depth player. He has 28 points and 137 penalty minutes in 69 AHL games this season.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 01:08:00 PM

Matt Lashoff was put on waivers by Toronto on Wednesday.

If he clears he will be assigned to the AHL with the Marlies. Lashoff had been slowed at camp by a shoulder injury, but he appears to be over that now.
Wed, Oct 6, 2010 05:12:00 PM

Matt Lashoff and Brett Lebda are likely going to start the year on the injured list for Toronto.

Lashoff is closer to returning to the lineup, but both should be considered day-to-day at this time.
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 06:05:00 PM

Matt Lashoff will miss the next week or so due to a shoulder injury.

Like Brett Lebda, Lashoff was hoping to catch on as the Buds' seventh rearguard. His chances of earning that role have dimished considerably due to this injury.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 01:23:00 PM

Matt Lashoff will join a crowded blueline in Toronto this season after being dealt to the Maple Leafs on Friday for minor-leaguers Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati.

He played the majority of last season with the Tampa's AHL affiliate in Norfolk, where he posted eight goals, 24 points and 105 penalty minutes in 68 games. Lashoff will likely begin the 2010-11 campaign in the minors with the Toronto Marlies.
Source: TSN.ca
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 06:04:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has been summoned from the minors.

He will dress in Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes. Lashoff has skated in two games with the Bolts this season.
Tue, Apr 6, 2010 03:35:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has been sent down to the minors.

Lashoff was called up prior to Wednesday's game. He ended up with no points and 15 penalty minutes in a two-game stint with Tampa Bay.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010 01:12:00 PM

Matt Lashoff has been called up for Wednesday's game.

The Lightning have a plethora of injuries to their blueline, including Victor Hedman (hip flexor), Matt Walker (lower body), Matt Smaby (back spasms) and David Hale (ankle). Lashoff will play against Pittsburgh as a result.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 02:43:00 PM

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