Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Victor Mete will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

The 19-year-old was terrific in training camp, but he's started to fade over the last few weeks. Mete has three assists in 22 games this season. Jakub Jerabek will take his spot in the lineup. Torrey Mitchell will also watch the game from the press box.
Nov 22 - 7:42 PM

Antti Niemi will play between the pipes Wednesday night.

Niemi was claimed off waivers by Montreal on Nov. 14 and this will be his first start with the Canadiens. He has a 6.67 GAA and .820 save percentage in six games this season.
Nov 22 - 6:03 PM

Jakub Jerabek has been summoned by the Montreal Canadiens.

That gives Montreal another blueliner while Shea Weber deals with a lower-body injury. Jerabek has a goal and 11 points in 17 AHL contests in 2017-18. The 26-year-old is expected to make his NHL debut on Wednesday.
Nov 22 - 6:02 PM

Shea Weber (lower body) won't be available for Wednesday's contest.

Weber also missed Tuesday's contest. He was initially considered questionable for Wednesday's game, but he's now ruled out. Blueliner Jakub Jerabek will make his NHL debut as a result. Meanwhile, Weber should be regarded as day-to-day.
Nov 22 - 5:58 PM

Shea Weber (lower body) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

Weber couldn't play on Tuesday due to the ailment. It would be particularly unfortunate if he can't play Wednesday night as the Canadiens will be facing his old team, the Predators in Nashville.
Nov 22 - 1:21 PM

Torrey Mitchell (illness) returned to action on Tuesday November 21.

Mitchell wasn't able to play for four consecutive games. He registered a hit in 8:43 minutes in his return.
Nov 22 - 3:04 AM

Charlie Lindgren allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Montreal had a 1-0 lead in the second period, but they allowed the Stars to score two goals in 59 seconds late in the middle frame. Believe it or not, it's the ninth time this season that the Canadiens have given up two goals in less than one minute. Lindgren has now dropped each of his last four games. He has a 3-4-1 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this season. Lindgren hasn't played poorly, but the team in front of him has struggled badly.
Nov 22 - 12:04 AM

Brendan Gallagher found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Gallagher opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 12:04 mark of the second period. Unfortunately for Montreal, they allowed the Stars to score twice in less than a minute near the end of the middle frame. Gallagher has nine goals and five assists in 22 games this season. The Canadiens forward has two goals in his last three contests.
Nov 21 - 11:50 PM

Byron Froese will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Froese has played in each of Montreal's last five games, but he'll come out of the lineup for Torrey Mitchell. Shea Weber (lower body) will miss the game as well.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 21 - 8:26 PM

Shea Weber (lower body) won't play against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

It's a bit of a surprise considering he took part in the morning skate. This is terrible news for a Canadiens team that's struggling badly right now. Weber has four goals 13 points in 20 games this season. Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly.
Nov 21 - 8:17 PM

Max Pacioretty has scored seven goals through 21 games this season.

Pacioretty is currently on pace for 27 markers after scoring 30 or more goals in each of his previous four seasons. He heated up at the end of the October, but he hasn't earned a point in his last three outings going into Tuesday's match versus Dallas.
Nov 21 - 10:17 AM

Charlie Lindgren will be in goal for Tuesday's game against Dallas.

Coach Claude Julien confirmed that Lindgren will make his eighth straight start because Carey Price isn't ready to return from a lower-body injury. Lindgren has a 3-3-1 record with a 2.49 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in seven appearances this year. He has allowed five goals in each of his last two outings.
Nov 20 - 6:33 PM

It's still unclear when Carey Price will be ready to return from a lower-body injury.

Price got back on the ice Monday with his teammates and he will travel with the team, but he is still listed as day-to-day. He hasn't played since Nov. 2 and won't start against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Nov 20 - 6:30 PM

Carey Price (lower body) was back on the ice Monday.

Price worked with goalie coach Stephane Waite shortly before the Canadiens started practice and then he participated in the session along with other netminders Charlie Lindgren and Antti Niemi.
Nov 20 - 10:43 AM

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Charlie Lindgren stated after the game that the Canadiens deserved the boos the fans sent their way after getting blown out 6-0 by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"We earned those boos," said Lindgren. "(Losing) 6-0 on our home soil, it’s embarrassing." Lindgren gave up five goals in the game before getting pulled. After going eight games without giving up more than two goals, the 23-year-old netminder has now given up five goals in back-to-back starts. The wheels appear to be falling off the train for the Habs and Lindgren might become unusable in fantasy sooner rather than later. The Habs' fill-in goaltender has a 3-3-1 record with a 2.49 goals against average and .923 save percentage.
Nov 19 - 11:29 AM


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