Player News - Canadiens

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Montreal's superstar goalie, Carey Price, made 33 saves Monday night but he didn't get any offensive support from the Canadiens and was on the losing end of a 4-0 score in San Jose.

The Sharks ended Montreal's four-game winning streak and Price's franchise record 10-game road winning streak. Montreal (41-17-5), which leads the Eastern Conference with 87 points, had 13 shots through two periods and was outshot 37-20 in the game. Price, who posted a 9-1-1 record with a 1.34 goals-against average in February, is now 36-12-3 on the season. His GAA is 1.92. And his save percentage is .935. And, yes, he remains a must-start goalie. Despite the loss and the four goals allowed Monday night, Price was his usual solid self in San Jose. The loss was simply the result of his teammates not playing their usual strong game.
Mar 3 - 1:03 AM

Mike Weaver is expected to be a healthy scratch for the seventh straight game Monday versus the Sharks.

Weaver has not been much of a factor for the Canadiens this year having skated in only 30 games this season and just four since the new year arrived. He has four assists and six penalty minutes over the year and has no fantasy value.
Mar 2 - 9:00 PM

Carey Price will be in net for the Canadiens Monday night in San Jose.

Price was just named NHL’s second star of the month in February where he posted a 9-1-1 record with a 1.34 goals-against-average and .949 save percentage. He will look to continue his personal hot streak Monday night in San Jose, a team he hasn’t been successful against in his career. In five previous starts versus the Sharks, Price holds a 1-3-1 record, 2.99 GAA, and .918 save percentage. Regardless of those numbers, he is still a must start player no matter who the Canadiens face.
Mar 2 - 5:36 PM

Jeff Petry will be in the lineup Monday night against the San Jose Sharks.

Petry will make his Canadiens debut Monday night after making the trip from Edmonton to San Jose earlier in the day. Petry offers top four minutes on defense for the Habs and should see a significant improvement in the plus/minus department. In 59 games with the Oilers this season, he had a dismal minus 25 rating to go with four goals and 11 assists.
Mar 2 - 5:34 PM

P. A. Parenteau will be back in the lineup on Monday night.

He hasn't played since Jan. 15 because of a concussion. Parenteau has produced six goals and 15 points in 40 contests this campaign.
Mar 2 - 3:32 PM

Greg Pateryn has been sent down by Montreal.

He has skated in six games with the Canadiens this season. Montreal acquired Jeff Petry at the trade deadline, so Pateryn will go to the AHL to make room for him on the roster.
Mar 2 - 3:29 PM

Torrey Mitchell has been acquired from Montreal for prospect Jack Nevins and a seven-round draft choice in 2016.

Mitchell can kill penalties and he can play center or the wing. He has posted six goals and 13 points in 51 games with the Buffalo Sabres this campaign.
Mar 2 - 3:00 PM

The NHL has selected P.K. Subban as the second star of the week.

He picked up one goal and four assists in three games. Subban enjoyed the most productive month of his season so far in February with 15 points in 14 games. He's tied for second in the league in scoring among defensemen with 48 points in 62 matches.
Mar 2 - 12:18 PM

Brian Flynn has been acquired by Montreal in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round pick.

He has recorded five goals and 17 points in 54 games for the Buffalo Sabres this season. Flynn will be a depth player for the Canadiens.
Mar 2 - 10:50 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick and a conditional 2015 fifth-round selection.

The condition on the second pick is based on how far Montreal advances in the playoffs. If they win a postseason round, Edmonton will get Montreal's fourth-round pick and if Montreal wins two playoff series then the Oilers will end up with their third-round selection. Petry will help bolster a defense led by P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov and fill the gap left by Alexei Emelin (upper body). Petry has four goals and 15 points in 59 contests and is capable of logging top-four minutes. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Mar 2 - 9:00 AM

Carey Price was named the NHL's second star in the month of February.

Price has been fantastic all season but the numbers he posted throughout the month are especially ridiculous. He had a 9-1-1 record with a 1.34 goals-against-average and a .949 save percentage throughout the month. Price may be the favorite to land the Hart trophy as the league's most valuable player.
Mar 1 - 3:10 PM

Alexei Emelin will travel with his teammates when they head off to the West Coast on Sunday.

Emelin suffered a shoulder injury on February 18th against Ottawa and he hasn't played since. If all goes according to plan, Emelin should return in about two weeks.
Mar 1 - 12:07 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly enjoyed his first home game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

"This is a whole new level," said Smith-Pelly. "The guys gave me a bit of a heads-up but until I got there I didn't know what to expect. But I think I'm going to like it here." The 22-year-old had no points, two hits and a blocked shot in just over 13 minutes of ice time in Saturday's 4-0 win over Toronto.
Mar 1 - 9:25 AM

Michel Therrien has been impressed with Jacob De La Rose's game since his call-up from Hamilton.

"He's never on the wrong side of the puck," said Therrien. "We're never afraid to give him responsibility. I trust his game." That is some high praise for a 19-year-old rookie who is in his first professional season in North America. De La Rose may end up putting up respectable offensive numbers one day but his fantasy upside remains very limited this season. He has two goals and three points in 13 games with the Canadiens.
Mar 1 - 9:21 AM

Manny Malhotra scored a goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Malhotra opened the scoring just five minutes into the first period when he beat Leafs' goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The goal was Malhotra's first of the season and first since joining the Montreal Canadiens last summer. The 34-year-old has just three points on the season, but two of those have come in his last two games. He became the 500th different player to score a goal in a Montreal Canadiens uniform. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Mar 1 - 9:17 AM

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