Player News - Canadiens

Date: Team: Pos:

Eric Tangradi has been summoned by the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal acquired Tangradi from Winnipeg on Oct. 5. He had three goals and six points in 55 contests with the Jets in 2013-14.
Nov 25 - 5:24 PM

Carey Price has gotten more love from the fans than any other goaltender so far in the All-Star voting.

Price has 83,612 votes, which puts him ahead of Corey Crawford (51,121) and Henrik Lundqvist (42,857). Price has been one of the league's top goaltenders this season with a 2.35 GAA and .922 save percentage in 18 starts. The best netminder thus far has arguably been Pekka Rinne though. Rinne has a 1.92 GAA and .930 save percentage in 17 contests, but he currently ranks sixth with 29,923 votes.
Nov 25 - 3:39 PM

P.K. Subban has received more All-Star votes than any other player so far.

With 100,133 votes, Subban is cruising to first place among defensemen. Duncan Keith (66,723) and Kris Letang (51,052) occupy the second and third spots respectively. Subban is a Norris Trophy winner as well as a great offensive threat, although Mark Giordano deserves more love after recording 23 points in 22 games. Workhorses Drew Doughty (28:58 minutes per game) and Ryan Suter (29:13 minutes per game) are arguably deserving of more votes as well. Of the players mentioned, Suter is the worst off with just 19,270 votes so far.
Nov 25 - 3:35 PM

Drayson Bowman has been sent down to the AHL.

He was a healthy scratch for the last two games. Bowman has seen limited time in three games with Montreal this season and doesn't have any fantasy value.
Nov 24 - 3:50 PM

Nathan Beaulieu has been assigned to the minors.

He's been scratched for the past three games. Beaulieu has skated in 14 games with the Canadiens this season, but the acquisitions of Sergei Gonchar and Bryan Allen have squeezed him out of the lineup.
Nov 24 - 3:43 PM

Canadiens prospect Nikita Scherbak was taken off on a stretcher during a WHL game on Saturday, but he seems to have avoided serious injury.

Scherbak was reportedly injured on a legal hit into the boards. He was taken to hospital but was discharged later on that night. Tests showed that the Everett Silvertips' forward did not suffer any major injuries. He will undergo more tests on Monday. Scherbak was the Habs' first round pick in last June's NHL entry draft.
Nov 23 - 11:12 PM

Dustin Tokarski allowed five goals on 34 shots in Montreal's 5-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Even though his numbers weren't pretty, this loss wasn't Tokarski's fault. The Habs came out with no emotion in the second game of their back-to-back this weekend. It's the first time this season that Tokarski has allowed more than two goals in a start (he allowed three in a relief appearance vs. Tampa Bay). The 25-year-old has been solid for Montreal, but he has no fantasy value because he's stuck behind Carey Price. Tokarski is 3-2-0 with a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage. He would only be worth owning if Price went down to injury.
Nov 23 - 9:55 PM

Montreal's first line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau had a rough night in Montreal's 5-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

The trio were a combined minus-9 on the night. They line only managed four shots on goal. The Canadiens played (and won) in Boston last night but they seemed to have no gas left in the tank to face the Rangers tonight. The Habs are still at the top of the Eastern Conference with 33 points.
Nov 23 - 9:47 PM

For the second consecutive game, Nathan Beaulieu and Drayson Bowman will be healthy scratches. This time against the Rangers on Sunday night.

Coach Therrien simply noted that he wanted to go with the same lineup that beat Boston, albeit with Carey Price in net instead of Dustin Tokarski.
Nov 23 - 5:30 PM

Carey Price shutout the Boston Bruins for the first time (regular season) in his career.

Price has also won five consecutive starts against the Bruins dating back to last year's playoffs. The 27-year-old has 13-4-1 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage. Some would argue that he is the best goalie in the NHL right now.
Nov 23 - 12:50 PM

Andrei Markov scored his 100th NHL goal in Montreal's 2-0 win over Boston on Saturday.

Markov has played his entire 14-year career with the Habs and has been one of their top defensemen since he's come into the league. The 35-year-old can still produce offense. He has two goals and 10 points in 22 games this season.
Nov 23 - 12:45 PM

Bryan Allen made his Canadiens' debut on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins.

Allen played 14:30 in the game. The 34-year-old was acquired earlier this week from Anaheim for Rene Bourque. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Nov 23 - 12:41 PM

Andrei Markov registered a power-play goal in the Canadiens’ 2-0 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.

Markov also had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. With two goals and 10 points in 22 games, Markov has been pretty quiet offensively this season. While he has the pedigree, it’s worth noting that he’s 37 years old and everyone in the league slows down at some point. Tomas Plekanec potted the other goal and had a helper. Brendan Gallagher assisted twice, while Alex Galchenyuk picked up the other helper.
Nov 22 - 10:52 PM

Carey Price was a perfect 30-for-30 in the Candiens’ 2-0 victory Saturday night against the Bruins.

Price leads the league with 13 wins, and he has six wins over his last seven starts. The Habs netminder is an excellent top option in fantasy leagues, with a 2.35 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. It’s possible we’re looking at the start of one of his best seasons yet.
Nov 22 - 10:51 PM

Nathan Beaulieu and Drayson Bowman will be watching Montreal take on Boston on Saturday night.

With just five games and no points between them, there's little wonder why Coach Therrien may want to find softer competition for Beaulieu and Bowman.
Nov 22 - 6:12 PM

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