Player News - Canadiens

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Charles Hudon has been assigned to the AHL.

He sustained a fractured sternum on Nov. 25 during practice. Hudon has two assists in three games with the Canadiens and he has 14 points in 15 minor-league matches with St. John's.
Dec 7 - 2:12 PM

Mark Barberio has been assigned to St. John's of the AHL.

He picked up an assist on Tuesday night against St. Louis in his sixth outing with the Canadiens this season. His demotion could be an indication that Nathan Beaulieu is close to a return.
Dec 7 - 12:26 PM

David Desharnais exited Tuesday's game early in the third period with a lower-body injury.

He wasn't able to return. Desharnais was getting a chance to play between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov because of an injury to Alex Galchenyuk. Now the Canadiens could be down another center.
Dec 7 - 10:07 AM

Mark Barberio collected his first point, an assist, of the year during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.

Barberio has collected 28 points, including eight goals, in 139 career NHL games. So he probably won't be getting consideration for the Norris or Art Ross anytime soon.
Dec 7 - 2:23 AM

Paul Byron halted a six-game scoring slump Tuesday with a pair of points.

He collected his third two-point game of the season during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues with a goal and an assist. He is now up to eight goals and six assists and in 26 games this season.
Dec 7 - 2:22 AM

Tomas Plekanec scored just his second goal of the year during Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues.

Plekanec hadn't scored since Nov. 5th, a span of 13 games. He also added an assist in Tuesday's contest to give him nine points in 26 games this campaign.
Dec 7 - 2:20 AM

Al Montoya blew a late 2-0 lead, eventually falling 3-2 to the Blues in overtime on Tuesday.

Montoya stopped 28 of 31 shots, including all eight during the penalty kill. Ultimately, he got saddled with just one of the two standings points he was supposed to acquire. His record falls to 3-3-2 with a .903 save percentage and 25 goals against.
Dec 7 - 2:18 AM

Zach Redmond will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against St. Louis.

Redmond still hasn't played in a game this season because he's been scratched and he broke a bone in his foot during a practice. Alex Galchenyk (lower body) is also out of the lineup.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 6 - 7:56 PM

Al Montoya will get the nod for Montreal on Tuesday night.

He will face the St. Louis Blues and Carey Price, who has started the last seven outings, will get the night off. Montoya has lost in each of his last three appearances.
Dec 6 - 1:27 PM

Tomas Plekanec has gone 13 straight games without a goal.

He has posted just three assists during that time. On the season, Plekanec has earned one goal and seven points in 25 games. The Canadiens need much more from him, especially now that Alex Galchenyuk is out of action indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Dec 6 - 10:33 AM

David Desharnais may fill in for injured top-line center Alex Galchenyuk between Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Desharnais earned two assists in Sunday's game versus Los Angeles after Galchenyuk went down. He had one goal and two helpers in his previous 19 games. If Desharnais doesn't work out then struggling pivot Tomas Plekanec could get a look as well.
Dec 6 - 10:29 AM

The Montreal Canadiens are terming Alex Galchenyuk (leg) as "out indefinitely."

Galchenyuk sustained the injury during the third period of Sunday's contest. The fact that Montreal is labeling him as out indefinitely is obviously very discouraging as while that timetable is vague, it tends to be used in relation to long-term injuries. That being said, Montreal plans to have an update on Galchenyuk later this week after he undergoes further testing.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 5 - 3:58 PM

Alex Galchenyuk's lower-body injury is likely a leg issue.

Galchenyuk left Sunday's contest in the third period and should be regarded as day-to-day for now. If this turns out to be a more significant injury, it would be a huge blow for Montreal given that he has nine goals and 23 points in 25 games this season.
Dec 5 - 11:19 AM

That's right, Paul Bryon scored Sunday's shootout winner over the Kings.

During the game Byron posted a shot with a block and two hits during his 15:13 of play. But it wasn't until the fourth shot of the tournament that he sealed victory for Montreal. Unfortunately, that doesn't go towards his season's stats.
Dec 4 - 7:02 PM

Alexander Radulov collected his second three-point game of the campaign during Sunday's 5-4 win over the Kings.

In the effort Radulov raised his goal total to five, and his points total to 21 through 23 games. Montreal signed him to fill the net, but no one will complain about that points-per-game rate.
Dec 4 - 7:00 PM


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