Player News - Canadiens

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If you have Carey Price on your fantasy hockey team make sure he is active Saturday night.

Price is slated to start against the Rangers. Why is this significant you may ask? He didn't get the chance to finish last season's playoff series against New York after he was plowed into by Chris Kreider, a series the Habs ultimately lost. Price will be motivated to show the Rangers how the outcome of that series may have been different with him in net.
Oct 25 - 10:42 AM

Carey Price will play against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

It will be Price's first contest against New York since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final. Price's playoff run ended with that game as he suffered a knee injury when Chris Kreider collided into him.
Oct 24 - 2:47 PM

Michael Bournival was sent back to AHL Hamilton on Wednesday.

He played in the minors last week and he scored one goal in two games. Bournival hasn't played in any games with the Canadiens this season after he dressed in 60 contests last year.
Oct 23 - 10:50 AM

Nathan Beaulieu has been sent to the minors.

Beaulieu's demotion is expected to be short-term. The Canadiens want him to get into an AHL game on Wednesday and he should rejoin Montreal on Sunday.
Oct 22 - 1:11 PM

Alex Galchenyuk has enjoyed an excellent start to the 2014-15 season.

He scored his third goal and seventh point in seven games during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Detroit. Galchenyuk tucked the puck into the net on a wraparound goal late in the third period to send the game into an extra session. He has credited his off-season training regimen with his confident play to open the year. "I had a great summer of training and I definitely got stronger," said Galchenyuk. "I feel more confident physically. Every summer, your goal is to get more confident so that you can compete. Your linemates can also make a difference. I'm happy to be playing with (Tomas Plekanec and P.A. Parenteau) and they have helped me a lot." The 20-year-old forward is stepping up for the Canadiens and new career highs in all offensive categories should be attainable even though his point-per-game pace will probably not be maintained.
Oct 22 - 8:53 AM

Carey Price was sharp on Tuesday night as the Canadiens won a close-fought battle over Detroit by a score of 2-1 in overtime.

The red hot Canadiens were helped by the fact Price turned away 27 of 28 shots in the game to improve his record to an impressive 5-1-0. The elite talent has now registered three straight victories and has gradually improved his peripheral stats. His GAA now stands at 2.96 while his save percentage is .902.
Oct 21 - 11:11 PM

David Desharnais's overtime winner was the difference for the Canadiens in a 2-1 decision against Detroit Tuesday night.

Desharnais slipped a rebound past Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard in the extra frame to lift the Habs to victory after Alex Galchenyuk's tally late in the third frame knotted the score at 1-1. P.K. Subban also picked up an assist for the victorious Canadiens.
Oct 21 - 11:01 PM

After a disappointing season in Colorado last year, P.A. Parenteau is off to a nice start with the Montreal Canadiens.

Parenteau was traded to the Habs last summer, because the Avs didn't believe he was a top-six forward on their team. The 31-year-old started the season on the Canadiens' top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, but he's really taken a step forward since he was placed on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk. Parenteau has two goals and three assists in six games this season.
Oct 19 - 9:01 AM

The Canadiens scored two power play goals in their 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

The Habs power play went one-for-three on the night and it seems like the concern about the man-advantage has disappeared. The Canadiens didn't score a power play goal in their first four games of the season, but now have three PP goals in their last two games. This is great news for PK Subban fantasy owners.
Oct 19 - 8:52 AM

P.K. Subban lit the lamp twice for the Canadiens in their 3-2 win against the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Subban scored Montreal’s first goal of the night on the power play to tie the game at 1, then had one at even strength later in the second period. He has three goals and four points on the season. For a guy who gets a lot of shots on net, Subban has just 43 goals in his career, due to a 5.7 scoring percentage. A 15-20 goal season isn’t out of the realm of possibility this season. Alex Galchenyuk also had a goal, and added an assist. Brandon Prust, Andrei Markov and Lars Eller picked up the helpers.
Oct 18 - 10:28 PM

Carey Price blocked 32 shots in Montreal’s 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Price gave up one early in the first and one late in the second. It’s a step in the right direction for the 27-year-old, as he had given up three or more goals in all four outings entering this game. He has a 3.38 goals-against average and .890 save percentage this season.
Oct 18 - 10:27 PM

Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Avalanche.

The fine play of Jared Tinordi is keeping Beaulieu in the press box. He will sit there with Dale Weise Saturday evening.
Oct 18 - 10:47 AM

Montreal forward P.A. Parenteau will be plenty motivated to play well Saturday night against his former club, the Avalanche.

Parenteau may be a little miffed at some statements Patrick Roy made after he traded him to Montreal for Daniel Briere. Roy said Patenteau was expendable because he could not play as a top-six forward on the Avs. Parenteau plays on one of the Habs' top lines and will no doubt want to show Roy he was wrong. We would make sure Parenteau is in your starting lineup Saturday night.
Oct 18 - 10:39 AM

Look for Carey Price to start in goal against the Avalanche Saturday night.

Price's numbers don't look to good right now (3.75 GAA and .874 SP) but that's more a function of sloppy defense in front of him as opposed to poor play on his part. We would make sure Price is active Saturday evening.
Oct 18 - 10:31 AM

Jared Tinordi has been a bright spot on the Canadiens' blueline thus far.

The Habs are winning but their defensive-zone play has been a bit sloppy. Tinordi, however, has played very well in the regular season after a shaky preseason effort and has been perhaps the most solid of all Montreal blueliners. Although he won't get you a ton of points, Tinordi could be a good source of penalty minutes if he continues to play well and stay in the Habs' lineup.
Oct 18 - 10:28 AM

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