Player News - Canadiens

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Alex Galchenyuk is slated to move to left wing.

He skated on the left side alongside Andrew Shaw and Artturi Lehkonen Wednesday at practice. "He's trying to find his game a little bit and I'm trying to help him," coach Claude Julien said. Galchenyuk added that it doesn't matter to him if he's playing at center or on the wing.
Mar 22 - 2:58 PM

Coach Claude Julien said that Carey Price isn't feeling 100 percent.

The Canadiens bench boss said the issue was "very minor," but he won't confirm if Price is playing on Thursday night yet. The good news is that Price managed to practice on Wednesday.
Mar 22 - 1:08 PM

Al Montoya turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Red Wings.

Montoya was rock-solid in tonight's game. He kept Montreal in the game even though it took them over 57:30 to score their first goal. He even made a number of tremendous saves in overtime before Anthony Mantha scored to give the Red Wings the win. Montoya has an 8-6-4 record with a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage. He's been one of the better backup goalies in the NHL this season.
Mar 21 - 11:13 PM

Artturi Lehkonen scored his team's only goal in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

It took the Canadiens over 57:30 to get on the board, but they were finally able to thanks to a great individual effort by the rookie. This was just Lehkonen's second goal in 25 games. He has 13 goals and 19 points in 64 games.
Mar 21 - 10:59 PM

Brandon Davidson will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Davidson will watch from the press box for the second consecutive game. Michael McCarron and Andreas Martinsen will also be scratched. Nikita Nesterov and Brian Flynn are out with injuries.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 7:35 PM

Steve Ott is projected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against Detroit.

Ott began the season with Detroit before coming over at the trade deadline. In 42 games with the Red Wings, the veteran winger posted six points with 63 PIMs and 101 hits. Thus far with the Canadiens, Ott has picked up one assist, one fight and 24 hits in six games.
Mar 21 - 2:58 PM

Mike McCarron is expected to be scratched against Detroit on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old has posted five points with 35 PIMs and 59 hits in 26 games with Montreal so far this season.
Mar 21 - 2:55 PM

Al Montoya will be in the crease for the Canadiens on Tuesday night versus Detroit.

The Canadiens will give Carey Price a break after he started on back-to-back nights against Ottawa over the weekend. Montoya hasn't played since Mar. 9 when he allowed five goals on 38 shots to Calgary in a 5-0 loss. He is 8-6-3 this season with a 2.71 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 12:10 PM

Max Pacioretty will look to end his three-game scoreless skid on Tuesday night against Detroit.

He is seven goals behind league leader Sidney Crosby after the Penguins center scored a hat trick on Sunday and he needs six markers to match his previous personal best. This is Pacioretty's fourth straight season with at least 30 goals.
Mar 21 - 10:13 AM

Nathan Beaulieu had a goal and an assist Sunday in a 4-1 win against Ottawa.

He earned a helper on a goal by defense partner Jordie Benn during the first period and scored a power-play marker of his own late in the third period. Beaulieu has produced 25 points in 65 matches this season.
Mar 20 - 10:53 AM

Phillip Danault has produced four points in his last four games.

He ended a 22-game goalless drought on Saturday and produced three points in back-to-back games versus the Ottawa Senators over the weekend. Danault has generated 11 goals and 35 points in 72 games this year.
Mar 20 - 10:49 AM

Paul Byron reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time at the NHL level on Sunday night.

He also added an assist in Montreal's 4-1 win over Ottawa. Byron is having a career year with 37 points in 71 contests.
Mar 20 - 10:41 AM

Tomas Plekanec halted a 19-game goalless drought on Sunday in a 4-1 win over Ottawa.

He had only two assists during that span. Plekanec opened the scoring in the contest Sunday. He has eight goals and 25 points in 69 games this campaign.
Mar 20 - 10:36 AM

Carey Price stopped 30 shots out of the 31 he faced in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

Price and the Habs put in a solid night's work to beat the Senators for the second straight night, padding their lead on the Atlantic Division. Price improves to 33-17-5 this season with a 2.26 goals against average and .923 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:44 AM

Steve Ott and Brandon Davidson will be scratched against Ottawa on Sunday.

Through six games with Montreal, Ott has posted one helper with a fight and 24 hits. Davidson meanwhile has picked up an assist with three hits and blocks in three games with the Canadiens.
Mar 19 - 5:38 PM


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