Player News - Canadiens

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The Montreal Canadiens have released seven players from training camp.

Heading to minor-league camp are: Antoine Waked, Niki Petti, Yannick Veilleux, Stefan Leblanc, Simon Bourque, Thomas Ebbing, and Tom Parisi. Waked is an undrafted forward that signed an entry-level contract with the club. He's an intriguing prospect, but he projects as more of an energy forward at the next level.
Sep 21 - 11:26 PM

Eric Gelinas scored a power play goal in Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Gelinas is attending Canadiens training camp on a professional tryout, so he’ll need to stand out if he wants to earn a contract. His goal came off a rocket of a shot from the blue line. The Habs have some question marks on defense, but Gelinas is still a long shot to make the club out of training camp.
Sep 21 - 10:06 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have removed Maxime Fortier from their training camp roster.

Fortier had 32 goals and 87 points in 68 QMJHL games in 2016-17. He is returning to the Halifax Mooseheads.
Sep 21 - 3:30 PM

Noah Juulsen sustained a fractured foot on Monday.

Juulsen's foot injury had been previously reported, but it was previously believed to be a bruise. He's now expected to be sidelined for six weeks. Montreal took him with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 12 goals and 34 points in 49 WHL games last season.
Sep 21 - 1:09 PM

Saverio Posa is no longer on Montreal's training camp roster.

Posa had a goal and eight points in 63 ECHL games in 2016-17. This move was anticipated.
Sep 21 - 1:08 PM

Jordan Boucher has been removed from Montreal's training camp roster.

Boucher had 10 goals and 26 points in 30 contests with Clarkson University last season. The 23-year-old will begin the campaign in the minors.
Sep 21 - 1:07 PM

Kevin Dufour has been cut from the Montreal Canadiens' training camp roster.

Dufour had 18 goals and 30 points in 41 games with Bowling Green State University last season. He wasn't expected to make the Canadiens' roster to begin with.
Sep 21 - 1:05 PM

Victor Mete has likely earned himself a longer look at training camp after an impressive exhibition performance against Washington on Wednesday.

Mete contributed an assist on a goal by Charles Hudon and he logged 17:36 of ice time in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals. He was burned on the game-winning goal by Devante Smith-Pelly in the third period, but displayed solid puck-moving skills. Mete is considered a long shot to play in the NHL this year and he will probably be back in the OHL with London shortly.
Sep 21 - 9:32 AM

Jonathan Drouin earned an assist in his preseason debut with Montreal on Wednesday night.

Drouin and fellow newcomer Ales Hemsky recorded helpers on a power-play goal by Max Pacioretty in a 4-2 loss to Washington. Drouin has been playing between Pacioretty and Hemsky for most of camp and the trio could open the regular season as the Canadiens' top line. Drouin also won seven of 15 faceoffs in the match after he got off to a 0-for-4 start.
Sep 21 - 9:24 AM

Charles Hudon found the back of the net in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Hudon scored a power play goal in the second period to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the time. Hudon is entering his third year as a professional hockey player and he has a very good chance of cracking Montreal's roster. He's currently on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Artturi Lehkonen. He's a small, shifty offensive threat, but he won't have any value in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 20 - 11:35 PM

Andrew Shaw sat out Tuesday's practice because of a neck injury.

Hopefully, this isn't related to the concussion that placed him on the sidelines at the end of the 2016-17 season. Shaw was suffering from lingering effects until mid-July, but he was cleared to take part in training camp. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 19 - 2:18 PM

Noah Juulsen (foot) missed Tuesday's practice.

Juulsen has a bruised foot. He impressed coach Claude Julien with his preseason performance on Monday night, but he may have been hurt in the process. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 19 - 2:11 PM

Coach Claude Julien liked what he saw from Noah Juulsen during Monday's exhibition loss to Boston.

"We like the way he skates and his transition game," said Julien. "He's going to get a chance to make this team and if he doesn't he's not going to be too far away." Juulsen had 12 goals and 34 points in 49 games for the WHL's Everett Silvertips last year. He was the 26th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Sep 19 - 10:30 AM

Jonathan Drouin reported to Canadiens' training camp 15 pounds heavier than he was last season.

According to reports he has added muscle to his lower body and hopes to be stronger on the puck. That will serve Drouin well if he is to be the Habs' number one center this season.
Sep 17 - 9:40 AM

Ales Hemsky is skating on a line with Jonathan Drouin and Max Pacioretty.

This is just the first couple of days of training camp, so his place on the line isn't set in stone. The 34-year-old had four goals and three assists in 15 games with the Dallas Stars last season. Even if he does stick on that line, he probably won't have any fantasy value.
Sep 16 - 5:25 PM

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