Player News - Canadiens

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Carey Price turned aside 32 of 33 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over Team Europe.

The win allowed Canada to clinch the World Cup. Team Canada was outplayed throughout the evening and they gave up a lot of odd man rushes, but Price bailed them out on numerous occasions. Price has now won 16 consecutive games as Team Canada's starting goaltender. The Canadiens goalie showed that the knee injury he suffered last season is behind him. He looks ready to go for the 2016-17 season. He should be one of the top two goaltenders taken in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 29 - 10:56 PM

Zach Redmond scored his second goal of the preseason in Thursday's 4-3 OT loss to the Senators.

Redmond isn't known for his offensive production, but he's shown an ability to score this preseason. Although he won't produce much this season, the preseason goals should help him stick in the NHL this season. Brendan Gallagher and Michael McCarron also scored for the Canadiens.
Sep 29 - 10:29 PM

Andrew Shaw has been suspended for three preseason games for boarding Connor Hobbs from behind.

That's not likely to impact Shaw any, even from the perspective of getting ready for the regular season. Montreal still has five preseason games left, so even with Shaw missing the next three, he'll still have time to get in some additional work before the season opener.
Sep 29 - 4:19 PM

Mike Condon will play between the pipes in Thursday`s preseason game against Ottawa.

Condon had a 2.71 GAA and .903 save percentage in 55 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season. Despite that workload, with Carey Price is healthy and Al Montoya inked to a one-year, one-way deal, Condon is a longshot to make the team's opening game roster.
Sep 29 - 2:34 PM

Alexander Radulov missed Thursday's practice due to an illness.

Radulov make his preseason debut with Montreal on Tuesday and scored a goal and an assist. Montreal still has two weeks left before its season opener, so it's very unlikely that Radulov's illness will have any impact on his availability for that game.
Sep 29 - 12:33 PM

Nathan Beaulieu is looking to contribute more offensively this season.

"I know what I'm capable of doing," he said. "They're going to give me the opportunity and I have to seize it. I have a lot to prove. Even though it's my third year in the league, every year you're trying to make the team and move up in the lineup." Beaulieu feels there's an opening to be more offensive this year after P.K. Subban was traded and he is vying for a top-four role on the Canadiens. He could also get power-play time on the second unit.
Sep 29 - 8:27 AM

Andrew Shaw will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

He picked up two majors and a game misconduct on Tuesday night in an exhibition game against Washington when he hit Capitals defenseman Connor Hobbs from behind into the end boards. Shaw dropped the gloves with Nathan Walker before he was sent off the ice.
Sep 28 - 11:56 AM

Tomas Plekanec is projected to play between Andrew Shaw and Alexander Radulov when the regular season starts.

He excited to play with a skilled winger like Radulov and Shaw is expected to go to the dirty areas and create room for his linemates. Plekanec is used to playing with different players, but he is hoping that the trio will be together for the entire year.
Sep 28 - 10:47 AM

Andrew Shaw amassed 30 penalty minutes in Tuesday's preseason contest versus Washington.

He was assessed two majors and a game misconduct when he hit Capitals defenseman Connor Hobbs from behind into the end boards and then fought Nathan Walker. Shaw could face a suspension for the hit.
Sep 28 - 10:18 AM

Carey Price stopped 32 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup Final.

Price has been more than just solid throughout this tournament and that's a good sign after he missed most of last season with a knee injury. The 29-year-old has a perfect 4-0 record in the tournament and he's allowed more than two goals just once. Team Canada is just one win away from eliminating Team Europe in this best-of-three final series. They'll have an opportunity to hoist the World Cup with a win on Thursday night.
Sep 27 - 11:23 PM

Nathan Beaulieu scored a goal and three assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Beaulieu has always been a solid puck mover, but it hasn't translated into points at the NHL level. That could change this year as Beaulieu enters his third full season in the NHL. If he continues playing as well as he played tonight, there's a chance that head coach Michel Therrien could opt to play him on a pairing with veteran Shea Weber (that wouldn't hurt his fantasy stock).
Sep 27 - 10:42 PM

Alexander Radulov scored a goal and an assist in his first game with the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2. Radulov opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period and he assisted on Nathan Beaulieu's power play goal in the same frame. Radulov will be a risky fantasy play this year, as he's making his way back to the NHL after a long stint in the KHL. As excited as some people might get over this performance, we have to remember that this was just a preseason game against mediocre competition. Radulov will be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in standard leagues this season.
Sep 27 - 10:39 PM

Mikhail Sergachev (upper body) has received the green light to resume practicing from Montreal's medical staff.

He is expected to skate on Tuesday, but he won't play against Washington in preseason action. Sergachev was injured during a rookie tournament game on Sept. 18.
Sep 27 - 11:35 AM

Zach Redmond isn't worried about the uphill climb he will face for ice time in Montreal this season.

He is excited to be a member of the Canadiens and scored a goal in his preseason debut on Monday night in a 3-2 loss to New Jersey. Montreal already has seven defensemen with NHL contracts, so Redmond may not get an opportunity to play unless injuries occur.
Sep 27 - 11:19 AM

Artturi Lehkonen amassed nine shots in Montreal's 3-2 exhibition loss to New Jersey on Monday night.

"I had my chances, and I had a chance to go backdoor late in the game and tie it, and I'm pissed off that I didn't," said Lehkonen. He played on the top line with Alex Galchenyuk and Brendan Gallagher. Lehkonen will be back with Frolunda in the Swedish League if he doesn't earn a roster spot with the Canadiens.
Sep 27 - 10:33 AM

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